Luis Suarez feels he was treated worse than hooligans after World Cup bite

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez feels he was treated worse than a hooligan after biting Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup.

In an interview with German magazine Kicker, Suarez spoke about his four-month ban from football, something he felt was "excessive" and made him into a footballing pariah.

"A suspension is one thing, but not being able to train, which is a basic thing, is worse than if I was a hooligan."

The four-month suspension forced Suarez to delay his Barcelona debut until late October, where he faced Real Madrid, but is still banned from international duty with Uruguay for nine matches, living the 28-year-old out of the Copa America.

During his four-month suspension, Suarez lived in fear of retaliation and still doesn't understand why he couldn't even step on a pitch.

"On holiday, I was afraid of watching my nephews in Uruguay play in the lower levels.  During the suspension, I couldn't even step onto a pitch.  Something I still don't understand to this day."

However, with his suspension behind him and his form finally coming at the right moment, Suarez spoke about his relationship with Argentine international superstar, Leo Messi and his relationship with the four-time Ballon d"Or winner.

"We only say we're mutually sorry when we don't pass the ball to the other."

Suarez has played a total of 29 games over three competitions this season, scoring a total of 14 goals, but his proficiency has come in the Champions League, where the Uruguayan has scored a total of four goals in just five games.

Suarez scored the winning goal in last weekend's El Clasico win over Real Madrid, recapturing his pre-World Cup move.




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