Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says that all the controversy surrounding him has been banished from his game now.
Suarez has made headlines with his actions on the football pitch, but he insists he is on the right track to become a more placid character.
The former Liverpool man has been banned from the entirety of the season so far because he bit Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup when Uruguay took on Italy, and he says that he has been undergoing therapy to clam himself down.
"I believe I am on the right path now, dealing with the people who can help me, the right kind of people," he said in the Guardian.
“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.”
Suarez is set to make his return to competitive football this weekend and it is likely that his temperament will be tested to the match.
The incredibly talented forward is expected to make his debut for Barca against their fierce rivals Real Madrid, with the eyes of the world's footballing fans focused on him.
El Clasico is one of the most highly anticipated matches in world and there is sure to be a high tension when the two sides meet.
If Suarez can channel his aggression rather than letting it spill over, then Barcelona may have the difference-maker in the game, but the Catalan giants will be hoping that this determination doesn't spill-over as it has done previously in his career.