Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was critical of Luis Suarez during the 2013-14 season.
The Liverpool striker’s propensity to go down under the softest of challenges irked the Portuguese boss many a time last season so much so that he once accused the 27-year-old of doing an "acrobatic swimming pool jump" to try to win a penalty.
Suarez has yet to try any of his theatrics at the ongoing 2014 World Cup finals – although he has played just one match so far in Brazil – and destroyed England on Thursday.
The former Ajax star scored twice against the Three Lions in their second Group D clash in Sao Paulo to lead his side to a 2-1 victory and retain their chances of qualification to the round of 16.
On the other hand, England’s back-to-back defeats in the group stage coupled with Italy’s shock loss to Costa Rica on Friday saw them get knocked out of the world’s biggest tournament.
Suarez was easily the best player in the premier League in the 2013-14 season and having recovered from knee surgery, he is set on conquering the world in Brazil, leading even Mourinho to sing his praise.
However, Mourinho being Mourinho, he reminds everyone that Suarez does have a bad side to him, the side that forces him to bite other players and dive in opposition’s penalty boxes.
‘I think there are two periods of Luis Suarez,’ the Portuguese told Yahoo.com. ‘The one period, before I arrived [back at Chelsea] he had bad behaviour... When he dives and he tries to get penalties out of nothing I don't like the situation. But when he plays like he did many, many times for Liverpool, and when he plays like he did [against England] I have to say absolutely amazing’.
Mourinho has pretty much hit the nail on the head. Suarez is a world-class striker and one of the best in the world, but often he has embroiled himself in controversies, such as the racism row with Manchester United defender Patrice Evra and biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.
Former Real Madrid coach Mourinho often makes controversial comments, but this time he has pretty much summed up Suarez.