Luis Suárez' has made it abundantly clear how unhappy he is with the way Barcelona handled his Camp Nou exit.
Despite his multiple achievements at the Catalan club, including joining the illustrious company of Lionel Messi and Cesar Rodriguez in Barcelona's top three all-time greatest goalscorers list, Suárez' was ushered out of Catalonia last month.
The Uruguayan is away on international duty and spoke on the situation with Celeste's media team following his country's 2-1 victory over Chile in the World Cup qualifiers.
"Those days were very difficult. I cried because of what I was having to go through," he said.
"I didn't take the club message that they were looking for a solution for me in order to mix things up very well. I was hurt most of all by the way they did things because one has to accept it when a cycle comes to an end."
"Not everyone knows what happened but the worst thing was going to training and being sent to a different group from everyone else because I was not allowed to play in practice matches. My wife could see how unhappy I was and she wanted to see me smile again and when the chance came to join Atlético Madrid I had no doubts."
The striker joined Atlético on a two-year deal and opened his account for the club in a 6-1 win against Granada, scoring twice in a 20-minute cameo appearance off the bench.
Atlético have since followed up that impressive result with consecutive 0-0 draws with Huesca and Villareal respectively.
Messi was extremely unhappy with the way in which the club had treated his former teammate and expressed this in a post on Instagram in September.
Suárez' responded to his former captain's words of support.
"I wasn't surprised that Messi supported me publicly because I know him too well. He knew the pain I was going through, the feeling that I was being kicked out was what hurt me most. The way they did things was not right and Leo knows me and my family suffered."
Barcelona have had a tumultuous summer, the highlight of which was Messi's apparent desire to leave the club he has been with since his teenage years.
Although that is seemingly behind the club for the moment, and Messi illustrated his desire to move past the issue in a recent interview with SPORT, Suárez' comments come at a time when embattled president Josep Maria Bartomeu is not completely out of the woods.
This week it was revealed that the group "'Mes que una mocio," have secure the roughly 16,500 signatures required to force a vote at Barcelona's AGM, on ending Bartomeu's presidency, although it is unclear when that will proceed due to concerns over coronavirus and voting on the issue in person.
On the field the club have responded well to the beginning of the La Liga campaign, picking up two victories over Villareal and Celta Vigo whilst drawing against an excellent Sevilla side at the Camp Nou last Sunday.