Striker Luis Suarez mentioned on Thursday his former membership Barcelona handled him so unfairly that he spent days in tears earlier than his departure to Atletico Madrid.
In one other signal he can nonetheless ship to his groups, Suarez scored Uruguay’s first objective from the spot within the 2-1 home victory in opposition to 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 September 27.
The striker mentioned his sturdy begin at Atletico eases the ache he felt from leaving Barcelona, the place he was on a group 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,” Suarez instructed Uruguay soccer affiliation tv after the victory in opposition to Chile in Montevideo.
“It was days I spent crying because of the situation I was living. Then [I went back] to enjoying myself, once again be valued as a player, be loved, feel the care of a club that welcomed me marvelously,” he added.
Atletico can pay Barcelona as much as EUR 6 million (USD 7 million) in charges for Suarez, who signed a two-year cope with the membership.
Suarez was knowledgeable of Barcelona’s determination to eliminate him by a name from new coach Ronald Koeman, employed after the group was thrashed 8-2 by Bayern Munich within the Champions League quarterfinals. The Dutchman denied he was solely liable for the Uruguayan’s departure.
“There are things that are not known,” Suarez mentioned. “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 me upset, with my head down.”
Suarez denied he refused a suggestion from Juventus to stay in Spain, as his household wished.
“They just wanted to see me happy,” he mentioned.
Backing from Messi
Suarez mentioned he was not shocked by the general public defence of him made by Lionel Messi, who attacked Barcelona’s administration for its remedy 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 might finish with the removing of president Josep Marţa Bartomeu, seen by many analysts as the principle targets of Messi and Suarez of their criticism of the membership’s administration.