Guest this week on the show ESPN Brazil, Ball da Vez, The front Luis Suarez talked about the departure of Barcelona and the march to Atlético de Madrid
Among the topics discussed, the Uruguayan revealed what hurt him the most in the entire process of leaving the Camp Nou.
“Obviously it could have been avoided. It is no excuse, but the pandemic arrived, the club had very high salaries from the players and, if they did not lower them, it would be very difficult because they did not have ticket sales. The clubs are also maintained with the box office, with the sale of products, tourism, with all that and without selling tickets, it was difficult to maintain the situation ”, he began by affirming.
“About my departure I regretted the way it happened. As I explained, If you have a player who has been at the club for ten years and is the third best scorer, the president or the coach, they could have told me to meet one day and one hour, to explain to me what the situation was. Then it would have been totally different ”, completed the Uruguayan, before talking about a turnaround in his departure that almost ‘stained’ his pass to Atlético after everything was fixed.
But after a week, the media had already announced his departure from Barcelona: “Then I already knew, but the coach calls me and says that I was not in his plans. It hurts me. It hurt more than anything. Accepting the end of the cycle at the club is fine, but as the situation progressed, I tried to terminate the contract because they did not want me and I was already at an age where they were not going to pay me. And the club was the one that did not want me to continue, so I accepted without any problem ”.
“There were many obstacles until, in the end, Barcelona and Atlético played on a Sunday. On Monday afternoon, I went to training and everything was ready for the termination and I signed with Atlético. The coach said: ‘I have already spoken with the president that if they don’t decide tomorrow, Sunday, against Villarreal, I’ll count on you. ‘And I:’ How can you count on me if it wasn’t in the plans? The plans of the technician or management. They did not agree and it was never clear why, that’s what hurts me the most, “added the forward, before thanking the Madrid club for the opportunity.
“Fate will know why and it was also the end of the season. Being a highlight of Atlético, scoring the winning goal that was worth the League. This is priceless, I thank Atlético for opening the doors for me and, regarding the connection, it was already clear, I just explained to myself “.