New Atletíco Madrid signing Luis Suarez has slammed Barcelona and said they shouldn’t have kicked him out of the club like they did.
The Uruguay spoke after his side, Uruguay defeated Chile 2-1 in a world cup qualifying match.
“I was not surprised about Messi because I know him too well, I knew the pain he felt, as I did,” Suarez said.
“He felt they kicked me out of the club because of the forms. There were other ways to do things correctly with me. They were six long years and that bothered him too. I see him as a friend and he knows how badly we suffered.
“My family wanted to see me happy. There are some strange things at Barcelona like sending you to train separately because you were not considered for the game.
“Those kinds of things made me bad and my family saw me affected, so they encouraged me to take the opportunity. When Atletico came looking for me, I didn’t hesitate for a single moment.
“Obviously I have to get used to various things, but I feel very happy at Atletico.”