Luis Suarez spoke, exclusively, with “90 Minutes of Soccer” and made his feelings clear after his controversial departure from Barcelona: “It hurt a lot. He hurt me and my family “. He also highlighted his arrival at Atlético de Madrid: “We want to achieve important things”.
The Gunman spoke hand in hand with the program of the Chicken Vignolo in ESPN 2 and did not hide the feelings generated by his departure from the Catalan club: “It hurt me and my family a lot what they did. The ways and the manners weren’t right. That a coach comes saying that he no longer has me when the board had already said it raises doubts. Koeman called me to tell me that he was not going to take me into account when I had already known what was going to happen for 10 days ”.
“I had a lot of uncertainty, because I had to go to train. I told Leo that I knew what they were going to do to me. I was going to train happy, but I returned home sad ”, detailed the attacker.
After six years at the Blaugrana club and a daily life related to the city, Suárez explained the family drama that caused this situation: “My children felt at home in Barcelona. My son loves Barcelona and Leo, imagine what it was for him. When I had to tell them that we were leaving it was the hardest moment, for them and for my wife. But they wanted to see me happy and not be bitter or go somewhere to cry. Now luckily they are happy in Madrid now, that makes me feel very calm ”.
At the same time that he harshly criticized the leadership led by Bartomeu: “There are many contradictions in Barcelona. I gave solutions if the issue was economic and if it was sports I could understand it, but they would have told me differently. The decision of the board was not clear to me ”.
“They were six years in Barcelona and I always said that the club needed a young forward. They never brought anyone who could compete with me. Forwards have streaks and moments. I deserved at least that, before I found out from the press that they didn’t want me, they had called me and explained the reasons ”, The Pistolero underlined in dialogue with Pollo Vignolo and company.
The Uruguayan striker completed: “Two years ago they wanted to bring in other forwards because they wanted to kick me out. This comes from a long time ago. In 6 years, I never had a fight with a teammate in Barcelona and neither did Leo ”.
On the other hand, Luis Suárez also had words for his new club, Atlético de Madrid, where he admitted to being focused and happy: “El Cholo Simeone did not surprise me at all. He is very strict and works a lot on tactical discipline. I found a very good human group, with a lot of desire. I want to contribute as one more teammate and achieve important things at Atlético de Madrid ”.
DID THE MANAGEMENT WANT YOU AWAY FROM MESSI?
“I think they wanted to get me out of Messi’s side, maybe it bothered them that I have a good relationship with Leo. Maybe they wanted him not to be with me so much. I can’t find any reason for them to think that it was hurting the team.
“Obviously I miss Leo, but with technology we are constantly talking. We know the friendship we have. We share many things, from arriving every morning to training, to the dunks. Our children lead a life together and we have a great family bond ”.
WHY DID MESSI WANT TO GO FROM THE BARCEONA?
“That Messi wants to leave Barcelona was not a gesture towards me. They should have respected the decision to want to leave “
“Out of respect for the relationship I have with Leo, I am not going to say what we talked about at the time, but he lived a difficult and complicated situation. He wanted to leave and the club did not want to. I tried to support him, take care of him and make him get a little distracted. The cameras were behind him, it was complicated and you had to help him ”.
“Leo is aware of what it is for Barcelona. It has given him things that the club never imagined. He has to remain number 1, the best and be happy. “
“There may be the possibility that Messi plays for another club, but if he feels comfortable, happy again and another board arrives, he will want to continue at the club. As a friend, I’ll be happy if he does well there and if he has to go to another club, too “
WOULD YOU PLAY FOR REAL MADRID? WOULD A GOAL SCREAM AT BARCELONA? THIS SAID LUCHO
“Play for Real Madrid? Not crazy … I always dreamed of playing for Barcelona, since I was a kid ”.
“I would not yell a goal at Barcelona, but I would signal some part of the rostrum.”
WHAT IF THEY CALLED YOU FROM SAN LORENZO, LUCHO?
“If he called me San Lorenzo, there were very few chances. For a matter of pride in wanting to stay in Europe to demonstrate things, not for an economic issue “
THE ELIMINATORIES, URUGUAY, PLAYING WITHOUT AN AUDIENCE AND A MESSAGE WITH LEO
“The truth is that it was a strange sensation to play a playoff game with an empty stadium without feeling the breath of the people. The important thing is that we beat a direct rival like Chile “
“It was special to play for the national team again after so long. The South American Qualifiers are more difficult than the European ones. They are longer and there are many difficulties due to travel and transportation ”.
“Yesterday after the game we spoke with Leo (about Messi). The Qualifiers are getting more and more complicated and Argentina, like Uruguay, is in a change. You have to get used to knowing the dynamics of your new colleagues ”.
“We have to enjoy these last Qualifiers in my case and I think in Leo’s as well.”