Luis Suarez has explained what bothered him the most about his departure from Barcelona.
The 34-year-old has been an integral player for the Rojiblancos, scoring 16 times in La Liga to help fire the team to the top of the La Liga table.
The Uruguay international leftBarcelona
and moved toAtletico Madrid
in September on a two-year deal.
has told France Football that he was disappointed with the reasons why he was deemed surplus to requirements at Barca.
“What really bothered me was when they told me that I was old and that I could no longer play at a high level, be up to [the task of fronting] a great team,”
Suarez toldFrance Football
“That’s what I did not like.”
“If I hadn't done anything at a club like Barca for three or four seasons, I would have understood,”
“But, every year at Barca, I scored more than 20 goals per season. I have always had good statistics, just behind Leo (Messi).
“Today, we can see that it is not easy to play at Barca ... A lot of players who signed there did not have the level that was expected of them. Me, I played for six years at Barca maintaining a certain level and living up to what was expected of me.
“At Barca, circumstances have changed, the club needed changes. And I accepted it. The only thing that bothered me was the way [it happened]. I think I deserved some respect.