Suarez admits that his departure from Barcelona brought him to tears
Former Barcelona’s forward Luis Suarez has revealed that he was sad and he cried over the way his stay at Barcelona ended. The Uruguayan recently joined Atletico Madrid after he was told by his former club that his stay is longer welcomed despite a year left for the expiration of his contract.
The reason why Barca had to tell Suarez to leave was that the club had to reduce their wage bill due to the COVID-19 pandemic; cutting down the cost of paying players, especially those who were receiving high wages just like Luis Suarez.
The player was informed of the club’s move through the new manager Ronald Koeman, in his conversation with the Dutch manager, he was told that he is surplus to the club’s requirement, hence, a need to move ahead with his career by leaving Barcelona.
Suarez who wasn’t pleased with how the club proposed him to leave, told the media: “There were other ways to tell me that they wanted to change things. The way it was done and the feeling that they are kicking you out is what hurt the most.”
The player admitted that he had hard experiences within the few days he made his debut for Atletico Madrid on September 27th. He added: “I cried because of everything I was going through. I didn’t take the message from the club about moving on well. More than anything because of the way they handled it, because you have to accept when a cycle has come to the end.”
The 33-year-old also stated that the decision made by the club for his departure also annoyed Lionel Messi. He said that Messi was pained by what he had to go through after the club finalize their decision over him. In his statement, he said (in reference to Messi): “He knows what we have been through and how tough it was for us at that moment.
I am not surprised he supported me in public because I know him so well. I knew the pain he felt.”
The Uruguay international said that all he wanted was an opportunity to laugh again and was happy to lay hold of the chance to play for Atletico Madrid.