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“The goodbye to Barça? What bothered me the most was that they told me I was older “

Luis Suarez is key in Atlético de Madrid, in its current season. With 16 goals he keeps the mattress team at the forefront of the classification of The league and fight for the ‘Pichichi’. Now he will look for something that he has not yet achieved as a rojiblanco, his first goal in Champions League.

The Uruguayan reviewed, in an interview with ‘France Football‘, the tie of Champions before him Chelsea, the moment of the mattress team, but also its departure from FC Barcelona.

“What really bothered me was that they told me that I was older and that I could no longer play at the highest level, be at the level of a great team. That’s what disgusted me, ”said the Uruguayan.

On his performance in the Athletic He said: “The essential is the mind. It is very important to be strong in the head and feel that you have the means to turn around difficult situations. It has always been one of my characteristics: I never gave up, even in difficult times. It is this character who pushed me to come to this team (Atlético) that fights for important things. One of my motivations was to be able to show that you still have to count on me. It is a question of self-esteem. After all these years at Barça, I wanted to show that I can still be useful at the highest level, within the Spanish elite ”.