Barcelona’s big money summer signing Luis Suarez has spoken out about his bizarre behaviour at the World Cup in Brazil, claiming that his actions were not entirely his own fault, according to The Sun.
The 28-year-old was made a pariah after biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, but it was not the first time. Most notably, he was banned for biting Chelsea’s Branislav before leaving Liverpool, but it’s the most recent incident that stands out in his mind.
He claims it was the worst moment of his career, but insists he was provoked.
“My bite on Chiellini was the worst moment of my career. I cheated myself, my country, my wife and my children,” he is quoted as saying by The Sun.
“The bites were only partly my fault, however, as I was partly provoked by Branislav Ivanovic and Chiellini.”
The Uruguayan claims it still haunts him to this day, but says the ordeal has made him stronger. He also feels he has been unfairly treated however, and believes Fifa overreacted to the incident.
“Even now it still hurts, but I’ve become stronger for it,” he continued.
“Someone who stabs another fan or a hooligan is treated no worse than me. I tried to tell Fifa that I didn’t kill anyone.”
Suarez has been fantastic for Barcelona recently, and looks to have settled in well after a somewhat slow start. We will always wonder how close he is to another moment of madness, but for the moment he seems like an excellent acquisition for the La Liga giants.