Nou Camp new signing set for long awaited debut.
Uruguayan international Luis Suarez insists ahead of his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid that his bad times are behind him according to Goal.com.
The 27 year old had his fair share of disciplinary issues over the course of his career but believes he is now on the ‘right path’ as he comes to the end of the four month ban received following his biting of Italian international Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.
“I think all the bad things I have been through are in the past,”
“I believe I am on the right path now, dealing with the people who can help me, the right kind of people.
“Everyone has different ways of defending themselves. In my case, the pressure and tension came out in that way.
“There are other players who react by breaking someone’s leg, or smashing someone’s nose across their face. What happened with Chiellini is seen as worse. I understand why biting is seen so badly.”
However Suarez maintains his innocence in relation to the much publicised incident involving French full-back Patrice Evra, when the then Liverpool man was found guilty of racially abusing the former Man United defender and subsequently handed an eight match ban.
“I know I was wrong with the biting and the diving but I was accused of racism without any proof,” he added. “There were lots of cameras, but no evidence. It hurts me the most that it was my word against theirs.”