It has been a tough year for Luis Suarez. From criticism for his slowing runs to condemnation for his finishing and finally the heartbreaking departure.
And while Suarez of 2020 may no longer be the world-beater of yesteryears, there is no denying the fact that the guy still oozes class of the highest level. Part of the dreaded MSN, Luis Suarez had seen much better days in the Blaugrana shirt, than his departure suggests. It is no wonder then that Lionel Messi himself came forward to agonize over the timing and more importantly the manner of his departure.
And now Suarez too has come forward to disclose the plethora of emotions that he felt while leaving Camp Nou.
“I felt Messi’s pain,” says Luis Suarez
Lionel Messi had posted a heartfelt message on the departure of his longtime friend and teammate, via Instagram.
The diminutive genius had also come forward to state his displeasure over the sorry state of affairs at Camp Nou and claimed: “that nothing surprises him anymore”.
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Ya me venía haciendo la idea pero hoy entré al vestuario y me cayó la ficha de verdad. Que difícil va a ser no seguir compartiendo el día a día con vos, tanto en las canchas como afuera. Los vamos a extrañar muchísimo. Fueron muchos años, muchos mates, comidas, cenas… Muchas cosas que nunca se van a olvidar, todos los días juntos. Va a ser raro verte con otra camiseta y mucho más enfrentarte. Te merecías que te despidan como lo que sos: uno de los jugadores más importantes de la historia del club, consiguiendo cosas importantes tanto en lo grupal como individualmente. Y no que te echen como lo hicieron. Pero la verdad que a esta altura ya no me sorprende nada. Te deseo todo lo mejor en este nuevo desafío. Te quiero mucho, los quiero mucho. Hasta pronto, amigo.
Luis Suarez had until now been completely silent over the treatment he received during his final days at Barcelona but has finally come forward to reveal the agony that he felt.
“I didn’t take it very well because of the way they (Barcelona) did it, more than anything. One has to accept when his cycle is over,” Suárez told Uruguay soccer association television after the victory against Chile in Montevideo.
“My family wanted to see me happy. There are some strange things in Barcelona like sending you to train separately because you were not considered for the game,” Suarez shared.
Luis Suárez (Atlético Madrid): "My departure from Barcelona? I cried for the situation that I had to experience. There were other ways of talking to me, telling me that the club was planning to change its scene. The ways weren't good and that also bothered Leo." [ufa via sport] pic.twitter.com/ecqGqKAk4V
— barcacentre (@barcacentre) October 9, 2020
The days ahead at Camp Nou-
Barcelona has made a positive start to the campaign and would look to put behind the horrendous 2019/20 season. In Ansu Fati, they have a star for the future, and Phillipe Coutinho’s return to form indicates that all is not yet over at Camp Nou.
On the other hand, Luis Suarez too seems to be blending well in the ways of Diego Simeone and if all remains well, then very soon we may see Suarez and Messi together on the field once again. Albeit for different sides.
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And then there was one: The departure of Suarez and the agony of Messi