Watch: Luis Suarez tears up during his Barcelona farewell ceremony

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Barcelona talisman Luis Suarez is done with his switch to La Liga rivals, Atletico Madrid. The Catalan club said a final goodbye to the Uruguayan striker in a farewell ceremony. The striker became emotional and was seen in tears while giving his farewell speech.

Luis Suarez sheds tears as he bids farewell to Barcelona

Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan star was witnessed in tears on Wednesday when he was leaving the Barcelona Training facility.

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The tears did not stop there. Luis Suarez was yet again seen crying while delivering his farewell speech.

Watch it below:

He began the speech saying, “It’s difficult to leave. I have nothing prepared for today. I can only thank the Club for having trusted me knowing where I came from for a mistake I had made. (referring to the bite incident).”

The 33-year-old then thanked the fans for the support and he admits leaving friends behind as “It’s not just a player who leaves, a human being who has feelings is leaving.”

He also said that he fulfilled his dreams with his arrival at Barcelona and enjoyed the trophy-laden six years at the club.

Luis Suarez said, “I’m aware that we’re at the end of an era that I should be very proud of. Coming here was a dream come true. I didn’t even imagine reaching these statistics. I can leave proud and satisfied after these six years.”

The appointment of Ronald Koeman certainly showed the ray of hope to the Catalonian side but he was not welcomed with open arms by the fans.

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The boss immediately fell out with the club’s hero, Lionel Messi and decided to offload key players at the club including Luis Suarez.

Luis Suarez reflected on the incident and said, “The club needed changes and the coach didn’t count on me. I want to show that I can continue to perform at a high level. I’m joining Atlético Madrid with a lot of excitement.” 

Watch some glimpses of the speech below:

Josep Maria Bartomeu, the President of Barcelona took to Twitter and spoke about the departure of Luis Suarez.

You can see the Tweet below:

Luis Suarez

The Uruguayan International has spent six long years at Camp Nou and had become a part of one of the greatest trio in football history with Neymar and Lionel Messi.

He made 283 appearances for Barcelona and scored a staggering 198 goals. This makes him the third-highest goalscorer in the history of the club.

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He won 13 trophies during his stint at Barcelona including 4 La Liga and Copa del Rey titles and one Champions League.

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