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Luis Suarez speaks during his farewell ceremony



Luis Suarez has spoken during his farewell ceremony at Barcelona. The Uruguayan got emotional while reviving his old moments, and thanking Culés for their endless support.

“It’s difficult to leave. I have nothing prepared for today. I can only thank the Club for having trusted me knowing where I came from for a mistake I had made. (referring to the bite incident)

“I’m very proud of everything I’ve done here. Thanks to all the fans who have supported me during my stage here. I leave many friends here. It’s not just a player who leaves, a human being who has feelings is leaving.

“I’m aware that we’re at the end of an era that I should be very proud of. Coming here was a dream come true. I didn’t even imagine reaching these statistics. I can leave proud and satisfied after these six years.

Luis Suarez (live via BarçaTV)

Suarez added that Ronald Koeman does not count on the 33-year-old, and that he is joining Atletico Madrid to prove that he can still compete on the highest level.

“The club needed changes and the coach didn’t count on me. I want to show that I can continue to perform at a high level.

“I’m joining Atlético Madrid with a lot of excitement, but I still haven’t thought about what it will be like to play against Barça. I haven’t fully digested it yet.

“I’ve spoken to Griezmann and Godín, who have a past at Atlético Madrid.

Luis Suarez (live via BarçaTV)

Even though it was expected that Suarez might speak against the Barcelona board, he avoided criticism.

Suarez had a legendary 6 seasons at the club, in which the Uruguayan became the club’s third top-scorer in history, and won 16 total collective and individual trophies.

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