Luis Suarez mentioned an emotional farewell to Barcelona in a press convention on Thursday.
The 33-year-old, who leaves Camp Nou as Barça’s third-highest goalscorer within the membership’s historical past, was confirmed as an Atletico Madrid participant on Wednesday night time.
Suarez was filmed in tears as he drove away from Barcelona’s coaching floor hours earlier. His six-year spell with the Catalan giants was dropped at an abrupt and surprising finish by recently-appointed head coach Ronald Koeman.
Koeman determined that Suarez was surplus to necessities at Camp Nou.
The Uruguayan striker scored 21 objectives in 36 video games final season however there have been events when he regarded a bit of sluggish and out of kinds.
Nonetheless, that hasn’t deterred Atletico boss Diego Simeone from bringing Suarez to the Wanda Metropolitano.
Collectively they are going to be decided to show that Barça have made a giant mistake.
As a thanks for all the things he’s executed for the membership, Barcelona allowed Suarez to say a correct goodbye in a particular press convention.
The likes of Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets and, in fact, Lionel Messi have been all in attendance.
Evidently, it was emotional.
At one level, Suarez struggled to get his phrases out as he failed to carry again the tears.
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Poor man. You need to really feel for him. This isn’t the best way he needed his Barcelona journey to finish, pressured out of the membership.
“It’s such a shock, I did not have something actually ready,” Suarez was quoted as saying by The Daily Mail. “The membership has all the time had a lot confidence in me since 2014 once they signed me.
“The membership trusted me understanding the situations that got here after the error I made.
“The situations that I got here right here, they surrounded me, the arrogance they’d in me, it wasn’t straightforward to simply accept this, the coaches and the team-mates, the best way they accepted me once I got here, it was wonderful.
“All of the folks know the sacrifice that I made in these years to return to Barcelona and play for the most effective staff on the planet. I’m conscious we’re on the finish of an period however I ought to be very pleased with all the things we have now executed.”
Suarez admitted he hasn’t had time to totally ‘digest’ the information of his transfer to Atletico but.
He continued: “The membership wanted modifications and the coach did not rely on me. I need to present that I can nonetheless carry out at a excessive degree.
“I’m becoming a member of Atletico Madrid with loads of pleasure, however I nonetheless have not considered what it will likely be wish to play in opposition to Barcelona. I have never totally digested it but.”
The South American additionally hinted that his shut pal Messi isn’t too glad together with his departure.
“Leo is aware of what I believe and I do know what he thinks. We’re sufficiently old to present one another recommendation. Leo felt unusual as a result of I will a direct rival, however nothing will change our relationship.”
Lastly, Suarez revealed that he had many potential suitors, however he selected to affix Atletico as a result of he believes his new employers can problem for the most important honours.
He mentioned: “It sounds ironic … however when Barça put me available on the market there have been many calls, many presents. I needed a staff the place I may compete with Barcelona and Actual Madrid.”