Suárez says he spent days in tears amid rift with Barcelona – football

Striker Luis Suárez mentioned Thursday 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 aim from the spot in the two-1 residence victory towards Chile in the opening spherical of the South American World Cup qualifiers on Thursday. The 33-12 months-previous additionally scored two objectives in his debut for his new membership in Spain on Sept. 27.

The striker mentioned his sturdy begin at Atlético eases the ache he felt from leaving Barça, the place he was on a workforce 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 instructed Uruguay soccer affiliation tv after the victory towards 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.

Atlético pays Barcelona as much as 6 million euros ($7 million) in charges for Suárez, who signed a two-12 months deal with 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 workforce was thrashed 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals. The Dutchman denied he was solely accountable for the Uruguayan’s departure.

Hard-hit financially by the coronavirus pandemic, Barça additionally wanted to cut back its expenditure.

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

Suárez mentioned he was not stunned by the general public protection of him made by Lionel Messi, who attacked Barça’s administration for its remedy to the Uruguayan. On Sept. 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 elimination of president Josep María Bartomeu, seen by many analysts as the principle targets of Messi and Suárez in their criticism of the membership’s administration.

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