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Suarez admits to poor attitude

2012-10-11 17:08

Montevideo - Uruguay's Luis Suarez, in the eye of a diving storm in England, has recognised that he needs to curb his volatile reactions to refereeing decisions to avoid more suspensions.

The Liverpool striker, set to play in Friday's World Cup qualifier against Argentina in Mendoza, was banned for last month's 4-0 defeat by Colombia and then booked for dissent on his return in the 1-1 draw with Ecuador.

Suarez is one of seven Uruguayans carrying a yellow card who will miss Tuesday's match in Bolivia if they are booked against Argentina.

"As the years go by you realise what you have to correct," Suarez told the Uruguayan daily El Pais on Thursday. "I'm 25 and there are things I must improve like my attitude on the pitch.

"But that's how I've played since I was a kid. I try to correct it but there are times when my anxiety makes me play that way.

"Everyone knows I gesture a lot, talk and protest and those are things I must improve on."

In England, where Suarez was suspended for eight matches last season for racially insulting Manchester United's French defender Patrice Evra, there have been demands this week for the striker to be punished for alleged diving.

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis complained on Sunday that, during his team's 0-0 draw with Liverpool, the Uruguayan had dived attempting to win a penalty.

Suarez said earlier in the week he felt reassured by the backing of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

"That the manager supports me and is with me is important," he explained.

Reuters

Comments
  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-10-11 20:50

    Suarez is a cheat... anyone who dives in football is a cheat.

      russel.lunt - 2012-10-12 12:42

      Doubt you said that when CR7 played for your club... Suarez must curb his desire to look for the foul, but for the most part this season in the EPL the people calling him a cheat are themselves cheating, all the while kicking him to pieces because the officials give him nothing. He brought it on himself, but the scale has tipped the other way now - everyone is talking about the dive vs Stoke, but for some reason no one is talking about Huth's stamp or the incredible success of Stoke's rugby tactics on the day. The officials and the FA are too weak to try stamp out thuggery because it supposedly defines English football.

      dave.e.richman - 2012-10-13 10:56

      Hey Russel..... Unless you know something that Ferret & I don't know, to the best of my knowledge CR7 never played for Everton.... Pretty sure about that

  • musa.mohapi.37 - 2012-10-12 10:48

    I us to like type of football he plays but now he is a cheat i dont like him anymore.

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-10-12 18:55

    Glad to hear it, now put it into practice and earn the respect of all.Focus on what you do best, play football.You have the ability to turn a game, most players would expect you to dive, DON'T, then watch how they would be caught flat footed .You have a talent, do not throw it away by diving, play the game. NEVER WALK ALONE!

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