On Saturday afternoon, Luis Suarez was in tears and full of emotions after his goal helped Atletico Madrid win their first Spanish LaLiga title since 2013/14, thanking the club for rescuing him.
Emotional Luis Suarez Secures 5th League Title in 7 Seasons
The Uruguayan, who moved to Madrid from rivals FC Barcelona in August, expressed gratitude after being overlooked by his former club.
“I want to thank Atletico for opening their doors to me.”
“I am filled with emotions,” the 34-year-old striker told Spanish broadcasters Movistar after having helped secure a 2-1 victory against Valladolid on the final day of the season.
“I had to live through a difficult situation, starting the season being under-appreciated and Atletico opened the door to give me the chance to show that I could still be a force,” Suarez admitted.
“That’s why I’m always going to be grateful to this great club for trusting me,” the Uruguayan said fighting through his tears.
“Many people have suffered with me, my wife, my children, every day. I’ve been in football for so many years and I think this is the year they have endured the most.”
The title is “another proof that Atletico had a great season,” he told the press.
“We showed that we were the most consistent team,” Suarez said.
Not shy from letting people know the way his former club handled his departure so poorly, coupled with the irony of them finishing third, two places behind the new champions from Madrid. He was sure to remind them what they had let go of.
“Here are my statistics: five league titles in seven seasons. And here is Luis Suarez.”
With the season closing, Suarez has definitely had the last laugh, and stated that, regardless, Lionel Messi would be “happy for him” because they are good friends.
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