It is an understatement to say that Luis Suarez cannot digest his departure from Barça this summer. Pushed towards the exit, the new center forward of Atlético de Madrid had already severely tackled the Catalan management Thursday after the victory of Uruguay against Chile (2-1) in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. “Ll there were other ways of talking to me, of telling me that the club wanted to change cycles, ”he said in the mixed zone. On Friday, he gave it a second coat in an interview with ESPN. “I always said the club needed a young striker. They never brought someone who could compete with me,” he lamented. His ex-attack partners will appreciate it.
But it is on his friend Lionel Messi that Suarez is most talkative. After admitting that he missed the Argentinian, he claimed his departure was linked to the six-time Ballon d’Or: “I believe Barca management wanted to get me away from Messi. It may have bothered them that I” have a good relationship with Leo. Maybe they didn’t want us to be so close even though I didn’t see how it could hurt the team. “
“It is possible that Leo is playing for another club”
The former Liverpool player also gave his opinion on the real-false start of the Argentine star. This time again, Barca take it dear: “The fact that Messi wanted to leave Barcelona was not a reaction towards me. They should have respected his decision to leave. Out of respect for Leo, I will not say what we talked about together but he lived a complicated and difficult situation. He wanted to leave and the club did not want to. I tried to support him, to distract him a little. All the cameras were on him. He had to be helped. ” And Suarez to project himself: “Leo is aware of what he represents for Barcelona. He has to remain number 1 and be happy. It is possible that he plays for another club but if he feels comfortable , happy again and a new direction coming, he will want to continue at the club. As a friend, I will be very happy if he succeeds. And if he has to go to another club too… “