Atlético Madrid striker, Luis Suarez, has insisted he harbours no negativity towards former club Barcelona, ahead of this weekend’s fixture.
Suarez left the Camp Nou this summer, after new Barca manager, Ronald Koeman told him to find a new club.
The Uruguay international eventually joined their La Liga rivals in a €5m deal and has enjoyed a strong start to life at the Wanda Metropolitano.
“It was not just an angry and impulsive situation. I was sad and hurt by how things ended,” Suarez told Marca.
“I have already said it, they closed the door on me and I had five giants open to me, that valued my work, professionalism and career.
“I feel proud with what I achieved at Barcelona. I found happiness and I am enjoying this moment now.”
The 33-year-old has rediscovered his goal scoring form, netting five goals in five LaLiga starts so far.
Simeone is likely to be in action when Atletico host Barca on November 21.