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Luis Suarez Takes Aim at Barcelona After Lifting LaLiga Trophy with Atletico Madrid

Luis Suarez accused Barcelona of not valuing him when he left last summer
Luis Suarez accused Barcelona of not valuing him when he left last summer / Angel Martinez/Getty Images

Luis Suarez was left in tears following Atletico Madrid's title win after his side defeated Real Valladolid 2-1 on the final day of the LaLiga season.

Suarez was let go by Barcelona last summer and made the switch to Atleti on a free transfer, and has gone on to become an important part of Diego Simeone's squad. He scored his 21st goal of the season to give his side the much-needed three points they required to win the title, with Real Madrid hot on their heels, and broke down on the pitch after the final whistle while FaceTiming family and friends.

"Barcelona didn't value me and Atletico opened their doors for me," he said. "I will always be grateful to this club for trusting in me."

Suarez also claimed that former team-mate Lionel Messi wished him luck in the title race, while the Catalan giants were forced to watch Atleti and Real Madrid battle it out. "I know that Messi will be happy for me. He wished me luck the other day," he added.

"It was a difficult situation that I had to experience because of the way I was treated [by Barcelona]. Atletico had a great season despite the difficulties. It wasn't normal that we had such a good first half of the season and it wasn't normal that we had that big dip either but in the end we end up as Champions."

Speaking after the game, Atletico boss Simeone said: "We were in the Suarez zone. I told you. Maybe he had a bit of luck at the end but that is Suarez. The names speaks for itself."