Luis Suarez admitted there were questions to answer when he got home from Barcelona’s 4-0 win over Manchester City on Wednesday night when his children asked why he had not scored, the Daily Mail reports.
Suarez was joined on stage by his son and daughter as he was presented with the Golden Shoe for scoring 40 league goals last season – more than any other striker in Europe.
“I told them don’t worry, we won and [Lionel] Messi scored a hat-trick and they were happy,” he said.
Messi and Andres Iniesta also joined Suarez at the event in Barcelona as the Uruguayan won the award for the second time in three years.
The scout who discovered him in Uruguay, Wilson Perez, appeared on the big screen talking about Suarez’s early days at Uruguayan club Nacional, where some fans labelled him a donkey because he struggled to score when he first broke through into the first team.
There were also words of congratulations from Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez.