Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been hit in Barcelona for treatment towards him since he left the summer.
The Uruguayan striker joined the Spanish club in 2014 from Liverpool, but ended his six-year stay at the Nou Camp in the summer.
Suarez was told that the excess demands of Barca are hierarchies, to his great anger and frustration of Lionel Messi.
The 34-year-old joined La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid, and lifted Diego Simeone to the top of the table in Spain, scoring 16 goals in 19 starting leagues.
Suarez’s success at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium added extra control to the Barcelona board, with their club eight points behind Atletico and on the verge of Paris-Saint Germain being knocked out of the UEFA Champions League.
Opening up on his cruel outing, Suarez explained how Barcelona’s decision made him more determined to prove them wrong.
“What really bothered me was when they told me I was getting old and I couldn’t play at a high level anymore, be on top [the task of fronting] great team, ”Suarez said France Football .
“I didn’t like it. If I hadn’t done anything at a club like Barça for three or four seasons, I would have understood.
“But every year at Barca I scored more than 20 goals in the season. I always had good statistics, right behind Leo (Messi).”
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Suarez added: “Circumstances have changed in Barca, the club needed changes. And I accepted that. The only thing that bothered me was the road [it happened]. I think I deserve a little respect.
“It was a decision I couldn’t stop. I felt like they weren’t counting on me anymore, so I told myself with pride that I would continue to show how much I was worth.
“That’s why I liked the idea of going to Atletico, the competition team.”