For the success of Barcelona during the era of MSN, many give Lionel Messi most of the credits, but completely forget to give Neymar and Luis Suarez their due credit. Neymar left and all can see Messi failed to gift Barcelona anything in the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Suarez has been playing a key role in providing support to others, which, at least, helped Barcelona and Messi in many ways – but his exit from Camp Nou left a bitter taste.
“They said Suarez was old when he left Barcelona. Another moment of madness!” said Antonio Cassano to Christian Vieri on Instagram.
“He scored 350 goals in six years. I don’t understand why they kicked him out [the club]. Then they put [Antoine] Greizmann as a center-forward,” Cassano further added.
Clearly, Barcelona are not habituated to respect their loyal players and legends and many are not happy about it.
In an interview with Marca, Suarez shared his views about Barca exit and other topics.
Here are the excerpts:
You’ve spoken about a lot in Barcelona due to their lack of goals. Do you realize you’re missed?
No, there was a tactical plan, or whatever you want to call it. I had to accept it because they didn’t need me and everyone can draw their own conclusions. I have to live my life at Atleti, but I feel bad that my friends are having problems. But it’s a run, the goals will come fast.
Lionel Messi hasn’t scored from open play yet and he’s hardly smiling. What’s wrong with him?
We speak a lot, okay, but honestly, when we speak it’s about our lives. We’ve both had children’s birthdays recently, we talk about life, the virus and everything else but very little about football. We’re more concerned with how our families are than what happens in football.
You’re happy at Atletico. But do you feel as though you were disrespected?
No, I was sad and hurt by the way I left, which I have already said. I feel proud. When I wasn’t wanted, I found somewhere I was. I’ve found happiness and I’m enjoying this period.