Luis Suarez has broken his silence on leaving FC Barcelona after being told by Ronald Koeman is no longer needed at the club.
Suarez's move to Los Rojiblancos was confirmed late on Wednesday night, with the Madrid confirming the striker will still need to complete a medical and finalise his contract.
The Uruguayan was given a send off by the Catalan giants on Thursday afternoon and addressed the way in which he was told about his future.
“I already accepted leaving in that way, now I must change my mind and focus on the new challenge," Suarez said, as per Mirror.
“It was a crazy month, the last one, many wrong things were published which made me angry but everyone knows about my relationship with [Lionel] Messi. When I arrived I knew all about him and after six years we have an amazing relationship, I leave very proud.
“I already expected Koeman's call because I was warned about that, I could accept this even though I had a contract, we must accept that decision.
“It looks ironic but when Barca told me the coach didn't want me I received a lot of calls and offers but I still felt able to challenge at La Liga level against Barcelona and Real Madrid, I never had a doubt.
“I still think I am able to perform at my best in La Liga. I am leaving in this way but I still have goals to show I can still perform at the top.
“Sometimes a club or a player needs to change and in this case the coach didn't want me, I leave with the feeling of an accomplished duty, beating big Barcelona legends [in the list of all-time top Barcelona scorers] is something I never expected but I am happy for this."
Check out some other players who could still leave Barca in this window below: