Luis Suarez was treated badly by Barcelona before he left
“Those days were very difficult. I cried because of what I was having to go through,” said Suarez, 33.
“I was hurt most of all by the way they did things, because one has to accept it when a cycle comes to an end.”
“I didn’t take the club’s message that they were looking for a solution for me in order to mix things up very well,” added Suarez, who has two goals in three games for Atletico.
“Not everyone knows what happened but the worst thing was going to training and being sent to a different group from everyone else because I was not allowed to play in practice matches.
“My wife could see how unhappy I was and she wanted to see me smile again and when the chance came to join Atletico I had no doubts.”
“I wasn’t surprised that Messi supported me publicly because I know him too well,” said Suarez. “He knew the pain I was going through, the feeling that I was being kicked out was what hurt me the most.
“The way they did things was not right and Leo knows how me and my family suffered.”