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Thursday, 24 September 2020

Luis Suarez breaks down in tears during farewell speech

Luis Suarez breaks down in tears during his farewell speech

New Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez was in tears this morning during his farewell speech in Barcelona.

Luis Suarez spent six-years in Barcelona playing 283 games and scoring 198 goals. He also won the Champions League, Four La Liga titles, Four Spanish Cups, and two Spanish Super Cups, making him one of the best strikers that has ever put on the Barcelona shirt.

However, is time in the club had to be cut short when new coach Ronald Koeman revealed the 33-year-old is not in his plans meaning Suarez will have to look for a new club.

With his move to Atletico Madrid now confirmed, Suarez was at Barcelona training ground yesterday to say goodbye to his teammates and this morning he had his farewell press conference.

‘It’s such a surprise, I didn’t really have anything prepared,’ Suarez said.

‘I want to say that the club has already had so much confidence in me since 2014 when they signed me.'

‘In the conditions that I came here that surrounded me with the mistake that I made (biting Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup and subsequent suspension), but the confidence that they always had in me – it wasn’t always easy to accept this.'

‘The coaches and my team-mates, the way they accepted me when I came, it was amazing.'

‘And other people know the sacrifice that I’ve made in these years to come to Barcelona and play for the best team in the world.'

‘I’m aware that we’re at the end of an era and that I should be very proud of everything I’ve done.’

‘I leave many friends here. A human being who has feelings is leaving,' He continued

‘Thanks to my family, who are the ones who have endured and lived through everything with me.'

‘I have enjoyed the good times with them and they have encouraged me in the bad times. But I have good memories.'

‘May my children see me lift trophies and score goals, may they see me next to the best in history.'

‘Thank the fans for all their love, who value me, and I will never forget that.'

‘Many thanks also to the staff. They will always have one more culé wherever they are.’

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