Suarez: My knee is 'perfect'

2014-06-24 09:08
Luis Suarez

Cape Town - Uruguay superstar Luis Suarez insists his knee is in "perfect condition" ahead of Tuesday's must-win Group D clash against Italy at Estadio das Dunas.

The Liverpool striker underwent surgery just a few weeks prior to the start of the 2014 World Cup, but showed no signs of discomfort as he made his return to action with two goals against England in the second round of group fixtures last week Thursday.

Uruguay next face the Italians needing nothing less than victory to join Costa Rica in the last-16 in Brazil, and Suarez looks set to once again start from the off against the Azzurri.

"I am very well. My knee is in perfect condition, after a surgery it is always difficult to see the evolution, and (especially) after I have played so many minutes the other day, with that tension," Suarez said.

"The truth is that the reaction of my knee was spectacular.

"If it wasn't that way I would have told the 'teacher' (coach Oscar Tabarez) that I was not in good condition to play, so in that sense, I was very calm."

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