After Suarez moved to Atletico Madrid, Messi bid farewell to Suarez on his personal social media today.
Messi wrote: "Although I have been mentally prepared, today, when I walked into the locker room, the reality still made me extremely frustrated. I can't share my daily life with you, whether on or off the court. This is too difficult and weird. There are so many unforgettable things between us, so many years, so many cups of yerba mate, so many dinners...every day we are together."
"It feels weird to see you wearing other team jerseys, let alone being an enemy of you. You are one of the most important players in the history of the club. Whether as a team or as an individual, you have gained a lot. .
"I wish you all the best in your new challenge. I love you, love you very much, goodbye, my friend."