Luis Suarez says he has been working on controlling his “anxiety and nerves” as he prepares for his first competitive Uruguay game since biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.
Will he change ? I don’t think so. I’ve seen too many matches when he was losing control of himself and in the same time as he promising to behave better, there are signs that he will not. Just read this.
“No-one is going to change the way I play”.
“I will still run, pressure and argue”.
Suarez will have missed 640 days of competitive action for his country, including their 2014 World Cup defeat by Colombia, the entire 2015 Copa America and four games of 2018 World Cup qualifying. He was still allowed to play in friendlies.
Suarez has been in sensational form since leaving Liverpool for Barcelona in the aftermath of the ban, winning the La Liga, Champions League and Copa del Rey treble.
This season he has scored 46 goals in 47 games for the Spanish side.
What’s more surprising, he has followers who want to do the same. A few weeks ago Diego Costa, a Spanish international player, tried to bite a Manchester City midfielder – Gareth Barry.
Vampires will never die.