Luis Suarez has finally responded to Lionel Messi’s farewell message, where he also heavily criticised FC Barcelona for letting him go.
Click through the gallery above to see Suarez’s being unveiled at Atletico Madrid.
Suarez completed a move to LaLiga rivals Atletico on Friday after signing a two-year deal in the Spanish capital.
Messi grabbed the headlines once again in his farewell message to the Uruguayan, which was also used to take shots at Barcelona.
Suarez, however, was proud to receive the message from friend and former teammate, who was close to leaving himself.
“Leo knows me well and is well aware of my level of conviction. It’s a source of pride to be able to leave a positive legacy behind me,” the striker told reporters, as per Goal.
“I’ve now moved on and joining this competitive side is a major motivation.”
When asked about choosing Atletico, he added, “The motivation of coming to a great from Spain, Atleti is,” Suarez said.
“It has great players, a competitive block that always fights to be at the top and for the league.
“The fans and the coach [Diego Simeone] motivate a lot too.”
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