Luis Suarez says he will always have Atletico Madrid close to his heart after the forward bid farewell to his club’s supporters at home following a 1-1 draw with Sevilla on Sunday. An emotional Luis Suarez took aim at his former club Barcelona for putting a low value on Luis Suarez and not giving him enough credit following Atletico Madrid’s unforgettable triumph in La Liga. Luis Suarez’s UEFA Champions League game with the club two seasons ago, after Ronald Koeman asked him, Barcelona’s then coach, to quit the club.
Luis Suarez joined Atletico Madrid from Barcelona in 2020, winning La Liga with them last season, scoring 21 goals in 32 league matches. Suarez got his revenge after being forced out of money-strapped Barcelona in 2020, playing an integral role in Atletico Madrid’s monumental La Liga title win last season, scoring 21 goals in 32 league games to end as the team leading goalscorer. Luis Suarez joined Atletico Madrid from Barcelona in the summer of 2020, and his goals helped propel Diego Simeone’s team to a league title in his first campaign with the club.
Both Luis Suarez and their fearsome goalscorer are goal-scoring machines, with Luis Suarez scoring 21 times last season to lead the club to a league title. On 22 May, on the previous day of the La Liga’s campaign, Suarez scored the winning goal in a 2-1 comeback victory away at Real Valladolid, leading Spanish club Atletico Madrid to a win which eventually handed them their first Liga title in seven years. Confirmation came as Atletico Madrid said before their Sunday night clash with Sevilla that this was going to be Luis Suarez and Hector Herrera’s last game back at the club, having agreed on a late-season transfer to the Houston Dynamo in March. The former Barcelona forward intends to compete in the World Cup this year, and by rejecting many bids from South America in January, he plainly feels that sticking on this continent will provide him with the best opportunity of doing so. He seemed prepared to go at the beginning of the calendar year after spending too much time on the bench beneath Diego Simeone this season, but he didn’t appear to find the perfect team.
Luis Suarez has contributed 13 goals and three assists in all competitions this season. Still, he has been an irregular member of the first-team squad, playing just eight minutes in Atletico Madrid’s Champions League elimination matches against Manchester United and Manchester City. Fans unfurl a banner saying, Thanks, Lucho (Luis Suarez), for making us champions during the Spanish league soccer match between Atletico Madrid’s Sevilla Football Club at the Wanda Metropolitano.