The 33-year-old Uruguayan striker said goodbye to Barcelona on an exciting journey: "The club just wanted change and Koeman did not exactly build on me" • "On Messi:" Nothing has changed in our relationship. Leo is very special "
End of period
Luis Suarez and Barcelona are no more.
The 33-year-old Uruguayan striker, who last night signed for two years at Atletico Madrid, convened a press conference this afternoon (Thursday) at which he said goodbye in tears, leaving behind six glorious years of career in Barcelona.
Suarez, who did not exactly manage to hide the excitement, won a video with the best performance, after which he opened and said honestly: "It's not easy for me to leave, I'm really proud of what I did in Barcelona. It's very hard to leave now because I leave a lot of friends here. An actor, but a person with emotions. "
"The truth is I did not imagine that I would achieve such achievements in Barcelona," Suarez continued, "I did a lot to reach the best team in the world. I am proud to have become the third outstanding conqueror in the history of the club. It was a dream to come here, I did not believe I would have such numbers. raised".
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"I won titles here and also scored quite a few goals, it will always stay in my head," said the striker, "I thank all the fans who supported me all the way. Thank you so much to the fans for all the support, I will never forget it."
On the relationship with Messi: "The truth is he told me it's a bit strange that I move to Atletico Madrid because it's a direct rival for the title. Leo is very special. Anyway, nothing has changed in our relationship. I join Atletico with a lot of excitement, but more "I did not think about what it would be like to play against Barcelona. The club just wanted a change and Koeman did not exactly build on me."
As you may recall, at the end of a struggle lasting several days, Suarez moved without compensation to Colchoneros where he will receive a two-year contract.
Suarez is expected to earn € 9 million each season and if Atletico Madrid qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals in the next two years, Barcelona could receive up to € 6 million, which will be defined as bonuses for the transfer.