Luis Suarez vows to stay at Atletico Madrid, says he was overlooked by Barcelona

Luis Suarez of Atletico de Madrid against Real Valladolid in La Liga
Luis Suarez of Atletico de Madrid against Real Valladolid in La Liga | Photo Credit: Atletico Madrid

The Uruguayan helped Los Rojiblancos win the La Liga title after seven years

Luis Suarez turned out to be the hero for Atletico Madrid, helping them win the La Liga title after seven years.

The Uruguayan concluded the season with 21 goals that included the winner against Real Valladolid on the final matchday.

Now, the former Barcelona star has insisted that he would continue at Atletico, who he thanked for giving him the opportunity.

It was reported that Suarez has a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave for free this summer.

“Yes, I’m sure (I’ll stay). Atletico welcomed me from the minute I arrived. I asked the club if there was room for me on the museum wall to make history at Atletico.”

Suarez also took a veiled dig at his former club Barca for letting him down, which eventually led to his free transfer to Atletico.”

The Uruguayan international experienced a dip in form last season at the Nou Camp, and he was one of the players who was shown the exit doors with the arrival of Ronald Koeman.

Suarez added: “It’s tough. The situation I had to live through, the way I was looked down on, but Atletico opened the door for me. Day by day, they are the ones who have suffered the most from my many years in football.

“We’ve had a great year. 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.”

As it turned out, Suarez became one of the bargain transfers, eventually inspiring Diego Simeone’s men to the La Liga title. Barca must be regretting the decision in hindsight as they finished third in the table.