days before the confrontation Barcelona For the second time since arriving at Atletico Madrid, striker Luis Suarez remembers his turbulent departure from the previous team. In an interview with the Catalan newspaper “Sport”, the Uruguayan strongly criticized former president Josep Bartomeu and coach Ronald Koeman. He even mentioned that he felt contempt for the Dutch coach.
“(Koman) told me to train in field 3, field 4, as if I was 15. It hurt me, it annoyed me. I came home crying out of disdain,” he said.
– I have never respected him, I have always trained without a bad face in spite of everything because I am a professional. “I was looking for a better solution,” Suarez recalls.
Luis Suarez, training in Barcelona days before leaving: “He (Koman) told me to train in field 3, field 4, as if I was 15” – Photo: Miguel Ruiz / Barcelona
The 34-year-old said that in his first conversation with Ronald Koeman, the coach stated that the decision to expel the Uruguayan came from the Barcelona board. Suarez also criticized former President Josep Maria Bartomeu.
– I say it’s a combination (responsible for his departure) because the president (Bartomeu) was reporting, describing that Suarez was bad for the dressing room, this and that … I saw everything in the week before returning to training, and there lego lego koman. It hurts me so much.
Luis Suarez also spoke about the days before Lionel Messi left Barcelona. They both spent a few days together in Ibiza on vacation And at that time, the Argentine told his friend that he would end his career in the Spanish national team. But everything changed quickly.
– For me it was a very hard blow because of what Leo means. At that very moment, I wasn’t there and went because I saw what he was going through. Leo loves the club, and he owes a lot to Barcelona. He is the best player in the club’s history. He left with uncertainty about what happened because, obviously, the way it was hurt him so much, everything changed overnight.
This Saturday, Atletico Madrid will face Barcelona in Metropolitano, at 4 pm (GMT), with real-time monitoring on Give. Luis Suarez will face the former club for the second time. The first time he did not hit the net and the match ended in a 0-0 draw.
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