The Uruguayan believes that the Argentine's remarks about potentially retiring in the near future, which came during the Ballon d'Or ceremony, were widely misinterpreted.
"I think [Messi's comments] were misunderstood," Suarez told beIN Sports.
"First because you have to understand that Leo had just received a new Ballon d'Or [award] at that time, and he was happy and nervous because he is a human being like us.
"Messi will be around for a long time."
"He is feeling very comfortable," he continued.
"In the dressing room he had a very good welcome, showing us that he came to help and try to get the trophies we want."