Messi to departing Suarez: ‘It will be strange for me to play against you’

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Lionel Messi has lamented the exit of Lois Suarez from Barcelona, saying he could not imagine that they would now be playing as opponents.

Suarez has moved to Atletico, a move that Messi regards as one of the terrible things that the Barca’s management is doing.

In an emotional good-bye note, Messi noted:

“I had already begun to imagine it but today I went into the dressing room and it truly dawned on me. It’s going to be so difficult to not continue to share every day with you both on the pitches and away from them.

“We’re going to miss you so much. We spent many years together, many mates, many lunches and many dinners. So many things we will never forget, all the time we spent together.

“It will be strange to see you in another shirt and much more to come up against you on the pitch. You deserved a farewell that fit with who you are: one of the most important players in the history of the club. Someone who achieved great things for the team and on an individual level.

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“You did not deserve for them to throw you out like they did. But the truth is that at this stage nothing surprises me anymore.”


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