Lionel Messi posts emotional Instagram to Luis Suarez - hits out at Barcelona board
So, Luis Suarez has left Barcelona for Atletico Madrid after six seasons at the Camp Nou.
Suarez will go down as one of the best players in the club’s history, scoring 198 goals in 283 appearances.
In that time, he won four league titles, four Copa del Reys and a Champions League.
However, despite having one year left on his current contract, new manager Ronald Koeman told the 33-year-old that he was no longer needed.
He officially joined La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid on Thursday and Suarez was clearly emotional in his farewell press conference.
"I leave with the feeling that I have fulfilled expectations," he said.
"I expected it because it had been said already before the coach told me but I can accept it. Players sometimes need a change, the club needed a change and this case the coach didn't want me."
One person that will certainly miss him is Lionel Messi.
Messi was angry at the way Suarez was treated and it was reportedly one of the factors in the Argentine stating that he wanted to leave earlier this summer.
While Messi will now be staying at the club, it’s clear that he’s still angry about Suarez’s exit.
That’s because he’s just posted an Instagram post to Suarez - and he hasn’t hidden his anger.
Messi wrote: “I was already getting the idea but today I entered the locker room and the card really fell. How difficult it is going to be not to continue sharing the day to day with you, both on the pitch and outside. We will miss you so much. It was many years, many mates, lunches, dinners ... Many things that will never be forgotten, every day together.
“It will be strange to see you with another shirt and much more to face you. You deserved to be fired as what you are: one of the most important players in the club's history, achieving important things both as a group and individually. And not to get kicked out like they did. But the truth is that at this point nothing surprises me.
“I wish you all the best in this new challenge. I love you very much, I love you very much. See you soon friend.”
We’re not crying, promise.
Barcelona really are in a mess and their star player is entering the new season clearly still very angry with the board.
It’s going to be very strange watching Suarez in an Atleti shirt - especially when he faces Messi and Barcelona.next story previous story News Now - Sport News