Luis Suarez couldn’t hide his emotions after helping Atletico Madrid win the LaLiga Santander title on Saturday.
The Uruguayan scored Atleti‘s second on the day, clinching the win over Real Valladolid and the title with his 21st strike of the season. All of this comes after he was kicked out at Barcelona last summer.
“It’s tough,” Suarez said to Movistar after the game, fighting back tears. “The situation I had to live through, the way I was looked down on, but Atletico opened the door for me.
“A lot of people have suffered with me – my wife, my children. Day by day, they are the ones who have suffered the most from my many years in football.”
Despite the complications, Suarez is proud of the season he and his Atletico teammates have had.
“We’ve had a great year,” Suarez added. “Despite the difficulties, we were the most consistent team and we’re the champions.
“In the first half of the season we had an efficiency that wasn’t normal.”
Concluding, Suarez said that Lionel Messi “will be happy, because we are friends”.