Luis Suárez has spoken about his transfer to Atlético Madrid, and why he was upset with FC Barcelona’s administrators, in a brand new interview with France Football journal.
“What actually bothered me was that they instructed me that I used to be previous and that I might now not play on the high degree, be a part of an awesome crew. That’s what displeased me,” the striker mentioned, reflecting on his summer time switch.
Suárez is now tied with Lionel Messi for the highest scorer award as Atlético lead La Liga.
“On the one hand, this modification was welcome as a result of, after all the things I had skilled at Barça, and given the best way it went, I needed to alter,” he mentioned.
Reportedly, Barcelona supervisor Ronald Koeman phoned Suárez to tell him the striker was not part of his plans for the upcoming season.
“The hardest half is when you could have a household that for six years has been used to dwelling in the identical place. Having to elucidate to my youngsters that we’re going to change after they have their pals and their habits in Barcelona, ​​that was probably the most troublesome.
“All the extra so throughout a pandemic, with the present difficulties, specifically to socialize with individuals right here, in Madrid. This complicates issues, it’s unimaginable to do extra-curricular actions with the kids, we’ve got to remain at residence. They miss their pals, as they miss my spouse’s household in Barcelona.
“But you additionally must see the constructive facet: I used to be not going to be comfortable the place individuals now not needed me. Now my household feels that I’m comfortable and that’s the most important factor,” he mentioned.
Atlético are counting on the 34-year-old striker to maintain delivering the products of their bid to beat Real Madrid and Barcelona to a different Spanish league title below Diego Simeone.
“What is crucial is the thoughts. It’s crucial to be robust in your head and to really feel that you’ve got the means to show round troublesome conditions. It has all the time been one in every of my traits: I by no means gave up, even once I was going by means of troublesome occasions.
“It is that this character that pushed me to come back to this crew which is preventing for vital issues. One of my motivations was to have the ability to present that you just nonetheless must rely on me. It is a query of vanity. After all these years at Barça, I needed to point out that I can nonetheless be helpful on the highest degree, inside the Spanish elite,” Suárez mentioned,