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Suarez 'completely lost it' before Ivanovic bite

ESPN staff
June 11, 2013

Liverpool star Luis Suarez admits he "completely lost it" before biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, blaming the incident on his anger after giving away a penalty earlier in the match.

Suarez was subsequently banned for 10 games following the incident, which was the latest in a long line of on-field indiscretions.

The Liverpool striker concedes he let himself and his club down and, with six matches of his suspension still remaining, issued an apology.

He said: "I know I made a mistake in the incident with Ivanovic - it was me, my fault, and he didn't do anything to me.

"I was just angry as I had given away a penalty for handball a few minutes earlier. I saw red and completely lost it.

"I can't really explain it and I am so sorry - but the reaction was amazing."

On national team duty with Uruguay currently, Suarez has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent weeks. The 26-year-old remained tight-lipped over the potential move, but did state his desire to play alongside Real star Cristiano Ronaldo.

"I'd like to play with Cristiano Ronaldo," said Suarez. "You never know - but it's complicated."

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