Before the game, the Uruguayan spoke to 'ESPN' about his controversial departure from the Catalan outfit and he seemed concerned about the situation the club is going through. He admits he is still a supporter of the club.
That said, he has not forgotten about his bitter departure slightly over a year ago: "I didn't deserve to leave like that. If you have so much authority, come to me and tell me everything to my face. Afterwards don't say that if on Wednesday the contract is not terminated, you will count on me against Villarreal."
"They are things which are not forgotten. I was sent to train individually, to pitch number three, four," the Atletico Madrid player said.
Suarez, however, admitted that the players deserved a punishiment for the poor 2018-19 season: At Barcelona we had a great team. We were not good enough the year we lost to Bayern and we are responsible for that. One thing is to lose and another is how we lost. We have be critical of ourselves."
"It's not easy going to Barca and keep on playing well like I did, for example. Anyone can join Barcelona, but managing to stay at the club is very difficult," he said on his great performances at the Camp Nou.
Finally, the Uruguayan confessed that he is suffering with his team's poor form. "Watching Barcelona as the Barca fan that I am hurts. I became very fond of the club, they've given me everything, they trusted me at a very difficult moment in my career and it hurts because of all the friends I have there."
On Messi's goodbye, he admitted that it was strange: "It was strange for me to return to the Camp Nou and have Messi as an opponent. Now it will be strange not seeing Leo in a Barca shirt, but things happen for a reason." He, in the meantime, is like a teenager at Atletico Madrid: "Having the trust of your teammates, the staff, the fans... They are confident of my potential, they believe in me and that makes you feel important."