Having watched Luis Suarez play as Liverpool’s talisman, it’s hard to take him seriously when he claims he is one of the quiet ones.
The Uruguayan is someone few would hope to come into contact with on match day and a man with a passionate and aggressive approach that is visible to all.
It isn’t words that make him a leader, but his influence on the pitch and ability to inspire the same fight from those around him.
Shy isn’t the first thing we would put Suarez down as, but that’s seemingly how he would describe himself.
“At Liverpool, I had the chance to be captain and it was not easy for me,” he told France Football, as cited by the Mirror.
“Even if people find it hard to believe, I am someone quite shy. I am not used to pushing myself forward.”
“There are players who are more marketable than me, more gifted with the media. But that does not bother me. The individual titles that I have been able to win, I got them on the pitch thanks to my performances and the help of my team-mates.”
The Barcelona star certainly isn’t one to shy away from a challenge and that’s exactly what faces him tonight.
His side must fightback from a 4-0 Champions League first leg defeat to Paris Saint-Germain if they are to have any chance of progressing.
If there is any trio in the world capable of overturning such a deficit, it is Lionel Messi, Neymar and Suarez himself.