Luis Suarez says Giorgio Chiellini must take part of the blame for being bitten by him, calling him ‘irritating’.
The Barcelona forward infamously took a chunk out of the Juventus defender’s shoulder during Italy’s clash with Uruguay at the 2014 World Cup, with Italy eventually crashing to defeat.
“I have people who help me solve the problem,” Ivanovic told Cadena Cope when asked about his numerous biting incidents.
“Some of the blame in the past was mine, some of it must go to the defenders who provoked me.
"Chiellini and [Branislav] Ivanovic, for example, are two that wind you up again, and again, and again.
“They are irritating, but now what happens is that I provoke the defenders. Before I’d engage in a battle with them, now I walk away.”