I Was Told that I’m Too Old to Play for Barcelona- Suarez on Why he Left

Former Barcelona forward, Luis Suarez has finally spoken up about the conditions that led to his departure from Camp Nou for Athletico Madrid.

A lot of controversy surrounded the Uruguayan trickster’s exit from the club where he won the highest number of trophies in his career.

But on Tuesday, the former Ajax and Liverpool striker told Spanish newspaper Marca that he was told by the Barcelona board that he was too old to be reckoned with.

“What really bothered me was that they told me I was older and that I could no longer play at the highest level,” he said. “They told me they no longer counted on me. I deserved respect.”

“If I hadn’t shown anything at Barcelona for three or four seasons I would have understood, but I scored over 20 goals each season. I’ve always had good statistics, behind only [Lionel] Messi. I wasn’t going to be happy where people no longer loved me.”

Luis Suarez turned 34 on January 24 and has scored sixteen goals this term, just two shy of his former teammate and friend, Lionel Messi after the Argentine netted a brace in the 3:0 hammering of Elche. Messi turns 34 in June.

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