Luis Suarez was kicked out of Barcelona over claims that he could no longer play at the highest level.
Now, the Uruguayan-international is La Liga’s highest goalscorer and has Atletico Madrid perched on the top of the table.
“What really bothered me was that they told me that I was old and that I could no longer play at the top level, be up to a great team. That’s what displeased me,” Suarez told France Football.
“On the one hand, this change was welcome because, after everything I had experienced at Barca, and given the way it went, I wanted to change,” added Suarez.
“The hardest part is when you have a family that for six years has been used to living in the same place. Having to explain to my children that we are going to change when they have their friends and their habits in Barcelona, that was the most difficult.
“All the more so during a pandemic, with the current difficulties, in particular to socialise with people here, in Madrid.
“This complicates things, it’s impossible to do extra-curricular activities with the children, we have to stay at home. They miss their friends, as they miss my wife’s family in Barcelona.
“But you also have to see the positive side: I was not going to be happy where people no longer wanted me. Now my family feels that I am happy and that is the main thing.”