Friday August 15 2014
Suarez: 'Forget the Chiellini bite'

Luis Suarez feels his bite on Giorgio Chiellini “needs to be forgotten about” after he was allowed to train with Barcelona.

The Uruguay striker was given a four-month ban, which included training or attending any sporting event, but this week the Court of Arbitration changed the terms to suspend him from playing competitive games only.

“I’m very happy to feel like a footballer again and to be with my team-mates,” Suarez told the official Barcelona website.

“I was really looking forward to starting. The situation made me feel very uncomfortable.

“I’m paying for an error I committed and have apologised for, but it needs to be forgotten about. Now I have to think about the future, which is Barcelona, the club I dreamed about playing for.”

Suarez was banned after he was caught on camera biting the shoulder of Italy defender Chiellini during a World Cup match.

He had pleaded his innocence, insisting he had "fallen" on to Chiellini and hit his teeth, but the video evidence left few doubts.

He then left Liverpool in a £75m transfer for Barcelona, but the 27-year-old won’t be able to play a competitive match until October 25.

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