The Uruguayan, who moved to Atletico from Barcelona in August, thanked "Atletico for opening their doors to me... I am filled with emotions," the 34-year-old Uruguayan striker told Spanish broadcaster Movistar after scoring in Atletico's 2-1 victory in Valladolid.
He offered veiled criticism of his former club, who finished the season in third place. "I had to live through a difficult situation, starting the season being under-appreciated and Atletico opened the door to give me the chance to show that I could still be a force," Suarez said. "That's why I'm always going to be grateful to this great club for trusting me."
"Many people have suffered with me, my wife, my children, every day," he said through his tears. "I've been in football for so many years and I think this is the year they have endured the most." He said he title is "another proof that Atletico had a great season. We showed that we were the most consistent team."
He said the title, which follows four he won with Barcelona, "is special, because of everything that some of us had to endure... Here are my statistics: five league titles in seven seasons. And here is Luis Suarez," he concluded.
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