Montevideo (AP) – After scoring his first goal in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, Uruguay striker Luis Suárez unleashed his anger as he said goodbye to FC Barcelona.
“There were days when I cried because of the situation I was living in,” said the 33-year-old, who converted a penalty kick to make it 1-0 in the 39th minute against Chile (2-1). .
He spent the days before moving to Atlético Madrid in tears as he felt he was being treated unfairly by FC Barcelona. He didn’t want to wash dirty laundry, but “to be sent to practice separately because you’re not one of the 22 players … My wife was the one who saw me angry with her head bowed,” he admitted.
On his debut with Atlético, the star striker introduced himself with two goals in a 6-1 win over Granada CF on September 27. That eased his pain a bit, he admitted. In Barcelona, Suárez had won a total of 13 titles since 2014, including four championships and the 2015 Champions League. New coach Ronald Koeman no longer planned with Suárez. Atlético paid a transfer fee of up to six million euros for the Uruguayan, including performance-related bonuses.