Lionel Messi criticized the exit of teammate and good buddy Luis Suárez on Friday, dealing one other blow to the broken relationship between the Argentine and Barcelona’s management. Messi posted a photograph of himself with Suárez on Instagram with a message expressing his disappointment for his buddy’s departure and his anger at how the membership transferred him to Atlético Madrid.
“It is going to be so strange seeing you in another shirt, and even stranger to have to play against you,” Messi wrote.
“You deserved a sending-off fit for what you are: one of the most important players in club history, both for what you did for the group and individually — not the one they gave you. But it is true that at this point nothing surprises me.”
Barcelona determined to overtake its squad after the 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich within the Champions League last month. The 33-year-old Suárez was instructed by incoming coach Ronald Koeman that he was not wished. The membership, arduous hit financially by the coronavirus pandemic, additionally wanted to cut back its expenditures on salaries for its players. Suárez bid farewell to Barcelona’s followers in an emotional information convention on Thursday. He leaves Camp Nou because the membership’s third directing scorer with 198 targets.
The Uruguayan helped Barcelona win 13 titles since arriving in 2014 from Liverpool, together with 4 Spanish league trophies and the Champions League in 2015. Suárez solid a dynamic scoring duo with Messi over time, and the 2 South Americans grew to become neighbors and quick pals, together with their families.
“I was accepting the idea (of your departure), but not until I entered the changing room did I realize what it means,” Messi wrote.
“How difficult it is going to be not sharing each day with you, both on and off the field. We will miss you very much. These have been many years of many mates, lunches, dinners … many things I won’t forget from all those days together.”
Barcelona transferred Suárez to Spanish league rival Atlético for six million euros ($7 million). Messi had tried to go away the membership he has been part of for 20 years after the debacle towards Bayern, however Barcelona replied that he should end the ultimate yr of his contract.
Suárez additionally took Messi’s aspect within the dispute on Thursday when he stated “I have to accept it if the club decides it is time that I go, just like the club should accept it if a player wants to leave.”
Messi, nevertheless, has already given up in making an attempt to go away this season. He has vowed to play his hardest for the workforce whereas he stays — even when he’s much more disgruntled after Suárez’s departure. Messi’s feedback are the most recent run-in between him and the membership’s board. Club president Josep Bartomeu has known as for elections in March, by which he can’t run once more, however he’s additionally dealing with a censure referendum that might oust him and his board within the coming weeks.