Suarez: If what happened to Busquets had happened to me, I would have left

Barcelona may well be relieved that they were able to rescue a 2-1 victory from potential disaster against Leganes on Saturday, yet the questions over yet another dismal performance will rumble on, with Luis Suarez Miramontes criticising the treatment of Sergio Busquets, suggesting that if it was him, he would leave.

Busquets was withdrawn in the second half as Los Cules searched to overturn Leganes’ lead, which was given to them by the ever-impressive Youssef En-Nesyri.

“If it was me and they did what they’re doing to Busquets, I would talk to the coach and ask to leave,” Suarez explained in an interview with Carrusel Deportivo.

“The most important thing to take from today’s game is that we are losing Busquets at Barcelona.

“He isn’t cheerful, he isn’t happy, he doesn’t play with freedom or joy, the team are constantly lowering their performance and we’re seeing decisions which prevent Busquets from being himself.”