Oldham boss: Suarez is a dirty street rat (in a nice way)

Lee Johnson has tasked his Oldham team with doing one of the things he could not during his playing days - stop Luis Suarez.

Johnson will certainly not envy the Oldham defenders out to stop the 26-year-old after trying and failing to do likewise when playing for Bristol City against Ajax in 2009.

Suarez scored the opener that day and has continued to impress the Football League's youngest manager, with Johnson recently urging his own forwards to adopt some of the Premier League's leading marksman's relentless desire.

He reiterated that praise of Suarez in his press conference on Friday, although with a rather interesting turn of phrase.

I mean this in the nicest possible way - he's like a dirty street rat.

He's sharp, horrible, but that's all in admiration for him. He's a winner; he's someone with the immense desire to be better today than he was yesterday and you see that in his game.

He's a pleasure to watch at times and at the moment he's so high in confidence he could probably fall over and put someone through on goal.

– Oldham boss Lee Johnson.

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