Barcelona ‘disrespected’ me, says Luis Suarez

February 5, 2021
By: Daniel Orme

Former Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has suggested that he felt ‘disrespected’ after being forced out of the club in the summer.

The Uruguayan striker, who scored 195 goals in his time with the club, joined Atletico Madrid in the aftermath of a turbulent summer for the Catalans that saw Lionel Messi submit a transfer request.

After being told that he was no longer part of Head Coach Ronald Koeman’s plans, Suarez has since gone on to power Atleti to the top of La Liga with 14 goals in 16 matches.

Despite that, he has since admitted that he felt let down by the club.

Speaking to Onda Cero, the 34-year-old said: “It was tough because of the way I was disrespected, but I wanted my children to see me leave the club with my head held high.

“When the time came to tell my children about the move, it was very difficult. They’re older now and sensed there was going to be a change.

“There were some very tough moments surrounding my departure from Barcelona. There were rumours that were eventually confirmed and that’s what hurt me the most.”

Suarez will be hoping to continue his stunning form in the Spanish capital by leading Atleti to the La Liga crown. They can be backed at odds as narrow as 1/5 with William Hill to win the league come the end of the campaign.

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