‘The feeling that you’re being forced out was what hurt the most’: Luis Suarez reveals he ‘spent days CRYING’ after being pushed out at Barcelona by new boss Ronald Koeman this summer
- Luis Suarez left Barcelona this summer and joined rivals Atletico Madrid
- Suarez remains very angry at how he was being forced out from the Nou Camp
- Speaking on Uruguayan TV he detailed how he ‘spent days crying’ after his exit
But an exit from the Nou Camp proved emotional and Suarez admits he ‘didn’t take it very well’ when told to find a new club.
Luis Suarez cried for days after he was forced out of Barcelona in the summer transfer window
Suarez was told in no uncertain terms by Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman he was not needed
‘It’s difficult because it was a mixture of emotions,’ Suarez told Uruguayan channel AUF TV.
‘Obviously, when the club told me that they were looking to find me a fresh start, I didn’t take it very well because of how they went about things. You have to accept it when a cycle comes to an end.
‘I spent days crying because of the situation that I was going through [after] how much I’d enjoyed it, how much I was valued as a player, how much I was loved, how I felt the warmth of the club that gave me a thousand amazing moments.
He moved to LaLiga rivals Atletico Madrid and made an immediate impact against Granada
‘My wife was the one that saw I was upset, that had seen me with my head down and what she wanted was to see me laughing and happy on a pitch again. She let me make the decision and seeing the possibility of Atletico, I didn’t doubt it for a second.’
Suarez was linked to a switch to Italian champions Juventus before joining Diego Simeone’s Atletico in the Spanish capital.
He made an immediate impression for Simeone’s side last month, scoring twice and claiming an assist on his Atletico debut in a 6-1 drubbing of Granada.
Suarez’s exit was widely criticised, not least by close friend and Barcelona captain Lionel Messi.
The outburst from Messi regarding Suarez came after the Argentine’s summer transfer saga as he sought to trigger a clause in his contract that would allow him to walk away for free, ending a near two-decade spell with the club.
Suarez (right) admits he was ‘not surprised’ Lionel Messi (left) was angry following his sale
Suarez and Messi had formed a formidable partnership both on and off the pitch since his arrival from Liverpool in 2014, helping the club to win the 2015 Champions League title and four LaLiga titles.
‘I was not surprised about Messi because I know him too well, I knew the pain…