Barcelona supervisor, Ronald Koeman, has mentioned it was the membership’s choice to eliminate Luis Suarez.
Talking forward of Sunday’s LaLiga sport towards Villarreal, Koeman mentioned he was solely made to relay the message and insisted he confirmed the striker respect throughout their temporary time working collectively.
Suarez has joined rivals Atletico Madrid after six seasons at Camp Nou, in a deal which might finally be price €6million to Barca.
The choice to eliminate the 33-year-old, who had one yr left to run on his contract, was criticised by Lionel Messi on Friday.
Messi accused the membership of being disrespectful with the best way they pressured him out.
“It appears I’m the dangerous man on this film. However that’s not the case.
“I’ve proven respect to Luis – the participant and the particular person – from day one. I at all times mentioned it could be powerful to offer him minutes however that if he stayed he could be a part of the squad. I informed the membership that as properly.
“But it surely was a choice made by the membership. Earlier than I got here in because the coach, the membership had already made selections to vary issues. There are younger gamers right here. It wasn’t a choice made by me alone, but additionally by the membership,” Koeman mentioned.