Barcelona: Luis Suarez angry because he was told he was too ‘old’ to play because he wanted ‘more respect’
Luis Suarez reveals anger at Barcelona’s reason for forcing him out because he was ‘TOO OLD and could no longer play at a high level’ … despite the 34-year-old shooting himself to the top of LaLiga’s scorecards with Atletico Madrid
- Luis Suarez has opened up to what he was told by Barcelona before it was sold
- The Uruguayan was baffled by the way he left the Nou Camp
- He claims he was told he was ‘old’ and he ‘couldn’t play at a high level anymore’
- Suarez left for Atletico Madrid and scored freely in the Spanish capital
Luis Suarez felt he deserved ‘more respect’ from Barcelona last summer as he remained angry at their reason for getting him out.
Ronald Koeman succeeded Quique Setien and made it clear to Suarez that he would not be part of his plans in the future.
Suarez, who is now LaLiga’s top scorer this season at Atletico Madrid, claims Barcelona told him he was ‘too old to play at the highest level’, despite the 34-year-old mocking such a suggestion since he was in the capital from Spain. .
‘What really bothered me was when they told me I was old and I couldn’t play at a high level anymore. [the task of fronting] a great team, ”said Suarez France football“I didn’t like that.”
He added: ‘If I hadn’t done anything at a club like Barca for three or four seasons, I would have understood. But every year at Barça I scored more than 20 goals per season. I’ve always had good statistics, just behind Leo (Messi).
‘Today we can see that it is not easy to play at Barça … Many players who signed there were not of the level expected of them. I played at Barça for six years to maintain a certain level and live what was expected of me. ‘
Some observers suggested Suarez was ready after Barcelona let him leave for just £ 5 million
Lionel Messi, a good friend of Suarez, called the Uruguayan’s exit ‘crazy’ and Suarez has shown that it was a hasty decision as he and Messi tops the scorecards with 16.
Atletico are LaLiga leaders and since Suarez’s departure, Barcelona has had a difficult time at home and in Europe.
“At Barca, circumstances have changed, the club needed changes,” he added.
And I accepted it. The only thing that bothered me was the road [it happened]I think I deserve some respect. ‘
More to follow.
Suarez (left) joined Atletico Madrid in the summer after being allowed to leave Barcelona