Uruguay striker Luis Suarez finally spoke about his painful Copa America elimination, he sent a heartfelt message through Instagram.
The Copa America has been filled with surprises but none as shocking as Luis Suarez’s penalty miss that effectively eliminated Uruguay.
The Charrua squad was considered the tournament’s favorite to win the competition or at least reach the final.
But that first penalty missed by Suarez was the reason they couldn’t win the penalty shootout against Peru.
Right after the result was evident against Uruguay, Suarez was spotted crying without anybody capable of calming him down.
We hadn’t heard from him until today when he posted a touching message to all the Uruguay fans.
The Barcelona player is already back in Spain to rest for a few days before starting the club’s pre-season.
“These have been difficult days. Days filled with sadness, deception, and bitterness,” wrote Suarez on Instagram.
“But at the same time, with thousands of support messages with that help you become stronger and think about the future.”
“I will always be grateful and I will always feel privileged to defend my country’s colors.”
“This country has given me so many moments of happiness and I will keep defending it with all the love in the world.”
“I am proud of this group of players who gave me their support in a very difficult personal moment, that shows how great of a humane group we have.”
“I would also like to thank the technical staff for all their words of wisdom and to all the people who are part of the national team.”
“All those who are always trying to give us everything we need in the squad and sometimes go unnoticed.”
“And clearly, I will always remain thankful to all the people from Uruguay for their love and support throughout these days. From this moment forward, thank you to everybody!!!”
View this post on Instagram
Días difíciles. De tristeza, de amargura y decepción, pero a su vez, con miles de mensajes de apoyo que te hacen más fuerte pensando en el futuro. Siempre estaré agradecido y me sentiré privilegiado de defender la camiseta de mi PAÍS que tantas alegrías me ha dado y a la cual seguiré defendiendo con todo el amor del mundo. Orgulloso de este grupo de jugadores que me dieron todo su respaldo en un momento personal muy difícil, eso es una demostración más de el compañerismo y el gran GRUPO HUMANO que hay. Agradecer al cuerpo técnico también por todas sus buenas palabras y a toda la gente que es parte de nuestra selección, que están atentos a todos los detalles para que no nos falte nada y que no son tan visibles. Y claramente, agradecido a todo el pueblo uruguayo por su CARIÑO Y APOYO de estos días. Desde ya, MUCHAS GRACIAS A TODOS!!!!!! #siempreagradecido #orgullosodeseruruguayo #responsabilidad #siemprepositivo #unidossiempre