Luis Suarez says he spent days in tears amid rift with Barcelona


SAO PAULO: Striker Luis Suárez stated his former membership Barcelona handled him so unfairly that he spent days in tears earlier than his departure to Atlético Madrid.

In one other signal he can nonetheless ship to his groups, Suárez scored Uruguay’s first objective from the spot within the 2-1 house victory towards Chile within the opening spherical of the South American World Cup qualifiers on Thursday.

The 33-year-old additionally scored two objectives in his debut for his new membership in Spain on Sept.27.

The striker stated his robust begin at Atlético eases the ache he felt from leaving Barça, the place he was on a staff that gained 13 titles since arriving in 2014 from Liverpool, together with 4 Spanish league trophies and the Champions League in 2015. He is the membership’s third all-time main scorer with 98 objectives.

“I didn’t take it very well because of the way they (Barcelona) did it, more than anything. One has to accept when his cycle is over,” Suárez informed Uruguay soccer affiliation tv after the victory towards Chile in Montevideo.

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“It was days I spent crying because of the situation I was living. Then (I went back) to enjoy myself, once again be valued as a player, be loved, feel the care of a club that welcomed me marvelously,” he added.

Atlético pays Barcelona as much as 6 million euros ($7 million) in charges for Suárez, who signed a two-year take care of the membership.

Suárez was knowledgeable of Barcelona’s determination to do away with him by means of a name from new coach Ronald Koeman, employed after the staff was thrashed Eight-2 by Bayern Munich within the Champions League quarterfinals. The Dutchman denied he was solely answerable for the Uruguayan’s departure. Hard-hit financially by the coronavirus pandemic, Barça additionally wanted to scale back its expenditure.

“There are things that are not known,” Suárez stated.

“But to go to Barcelona and be sent to train separately because you don’t belong among the 22 players. My wife was the one that saw my upset, with my head down.”

Suárez denied he refused a proposal from Juventus to stay in Spain, as his household wished.

“They just wanted to see me happy,” he stated.

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Suárez stated he was not stunned by the general public protection of him made by Lionel Messi, who attacked Barça’s administration for its therapy to the Uruguayan. On September 25, Messi posted a photograph of himself with Suarez on Instagram.

“It is going to be so strange seeing you in another shirt, and even stranger to have to play against you,” Messi wrote.

“You deserved a sending-off fit for what you are: one of the most important players in club history, both for what you did for the group and individually- not the one they gave you. But it is true that at this point nothing surprises me.”

Barcelona is experiencing a political disaster that would finish with the elimination of president Josep María Bartomeu, seen by many analysts as the principle targets of Messi and Suárez of their criticism of the membership’s administration.

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