Costa added that he could barely believe his side's luck in landing Suarez, who scored 198 goals in six seasons with Barca but was deemed surplus to requirements by new coach Ronald Koeman.
The decision to get rid of the 33-year-old, who had one year left to run on his contract, was criticised by Lionel Messi on Friday.
If Barca are going to succeed this season they need Messi to play with a smile on his face, and hopefully in his potential final season at the club, he'll sign off in style. "I have no doubts about Leo in this regard".
Koeman was reported to have held a direct and short telephone conversation with Suarez about his future but Barca's new coach claims the decision was not only his.
Ansu Fati is officially a first-team player, which led to him changing his shirt number to No.22, and his first game of the season against Villarreal has shown that there is more to come from him yet. "I told him that if he stayed it would be hard for him to play but that he would be part of the squad".
"Playing with Messi has been a dream since I was a kid and now I am doing it", Fati, who joined Barca's academy in 2012, told reporters.
"At first it was like I was the bad guy in the movie", said Koeman. It wasn't just my decision, it was also the club's.
"But it was not only my decision as a manager, they are decisions of the club as well". "Surez arrival allows us to keep growing as a club and as a team", Simeone said.
Fatk and Messi nearly linked for another goal in the second half, too, and the youngster said he is happy the club captain ended up staying. The former Netherlands coach arrived with the task of revamping the first team squad and immediately told Suarez he was not needed anymore.
Fireworks being set off outside the ground proved to be the most entertaining part of the second half, with the Barcelona skyline being treated to the wonderful colours of blue and red. But rather than focus on his two goals I am happy with the way he found space and his assist.
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