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Suarez: I cried for days at Barca treatment

The Uruguayan was quickly deemed surplus to requirements at the Camp Nou in a squad overhaul this summer

 
10:38am on Friday 9th October 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Luis Suarez has revealed that he spent days at home crying at how Barcelona treated him in the period before his exit from the club.

Following Barca's 8-2 exit from the Champions League at the hands of Bayern, head coach Quique Setien was replaced by Ronald Koeman.

One of the Dutchman's first orders of business was to inform Luis Suarez that he had no future at the Camp Nou and that his contract could ultimately be terminated.

When the senior team returned after the summer break, Suarez was also told to train by himself away from his friends and team-mates.

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The situation led to the Uruguayan becoming upset at the club he had served for six years.

"I didn't take it very well because of the way they (Barcelona) did it, more than anything. One has to accept when his cycle is over," Suarez told Uruguay soccer association television.

"It was days I spent crying because of the situation I was living."

He says that he began feeling himself again after the welcome he received from new club Atletico Madrid, whom he joined from Barca for a nominal fee.

"Then (I went back) to enjoying myself, once again be valued as a player, be loved, feel the care of a club that welcomed me marvelously," he added.

Suarez was speaking following Uruguay's 2-1 World Cup qualifying victory against Chile.

In his debut for Atletico against Granada, he came off the bench to score two goals in 20 minutes.

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