Luis Suárez, in his Barça shirt / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Luis Suárez was able to train with his new teammates for the first time this Friday, following the decision on Thursday by the CAS regarding his sanction imposed by FIFA. Following the morning session at the Ciudad Deportiva, the Uruguayan striker spoke to Barça TV and fcbarcelona.cat about his first feelings. “I am really happy to feel like a footballer again, and to be with my teammates. I just couldn’t wait to get started”, Suárez stressed.

The signing of new Barça striker was completed a few weeks ago, but the player still had not been able to train with the team. Suárez described this situation as "really tough…it was a situation that made me feel really uncomfortable. I'm paying for a mistake I made and one I have apologised for, but I have to forget about all this". Following on, the new Barça number 9 said: "I am only thinking about the future, which is at FC Barcelona, the Club who I dreamed of playing for".Now I’ll just have to wait to play again, make contact with the fans, and feel the sensation of playing in a stadium like the Camp Nou

The player will be presented to his new fans on Monday on the occasion of the presentation of the first team before the Joan Gamper Trophy. Regarding Monday, Luis Suárez can’t wait. "Now I’ll just have to wait to play again, make contact with the fans, and feel the sensation of playing in a stadium like the Camp Nou.

Finally, the Uruguayan striker wanted to thank Barça for the support he has had since the announcement of his signing. "I am very grateful to the Club for all it has done for me over these last few weeks and days. They have been great with me and I appreciate it because I am realizing my dream, to play for Barça"