Laliga: Forlan Slams Barcelona For Ditching Suarez
Diego Forlan has berated Barcelona for allowing Luis Suarez to leave on a free.
The former Liverpool striker joined Atletico Madrid and he has led a title charge at the Wanda Metropolitano while also scoring 16 league goals.
"Of course it was a huge mistake," Diego Forlan says. "As soon as Barcelona said he was for sale, I knew it was a mistake."
"I was the old one when he started so he was always coming to me and asking questions," Forlan tells AFP. "Now it's the other way round."
"All I know is it wasn't about his performances on the pitch," said Forlan.
"I messaged him and said, 'listen you're not the first and you won't be the last. You have to keep being yourself. You don't have to prove anything to anyone so just keep doing it at Atletico Madrid.'
"But when you get punished for something you didn't do, when you're still in great shape, playing well, of course your aim is going to be to show that you can still perform."
Suarez and Barcelona will battle it out with Real Madrid in a bid to boost their title hopes.