"A lot of lies have been written. Three weeks ago I arranged a meeting with the club to let them know about my situation. I was told that the club didn't want me to leave," Filipe Luis told beIN Sports three days ago.
PSG interest and leaving
Nevertheless, the Atlético Madrid defender spoke to Globoesporte while on international duty with Brazil, his comments this time around differing from his previous ones: "The opportunity came up to go to PSG and I told Atlético. I asked them to let me leave, the way they did with Gabi recently. The club didn't see both situations in the same way, despite the similarities in the time remaining on our contracts. They said I was insisting on it, but that's a lie. I've been with Atlético a long time and that made me sad because they tried to affect my image at the club."
Filipe was also asked about Marcelo's absence and the pecking order in the Brazil team: "I don't think I'm ahead of Marcelo because he hasn't been called up this time. It depends how we both are at a given time. Marcelo, Álex Sandro and myself all have different characteristics".