Tuesday 16 July 2019

Luis Suarez scared of missing World Cup with injury

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is scared of picking up an injury and missing the World Cup in Brazil

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez

BOB WILLIAMS

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez admits he is "scared" of missing out on facing England at the World Cup due to serious injury.

England winger Theo Walcott and Colombian striker Radamel Falcao have already seen their Brazil hopes disappear after picking up knee problems, and Suarez is concerned he may suffer the same fate.

The Liverpool striker told Sport 890 AM: "The truth is that I am scared of what happened to Falcao and Walcott. But you live in the present and you always give your best for the club - you can't be thinking about that all the time.

"It is a unique opportunity and we all want to be there, but I prefer to focus my mind on the English league. The moment to think about the national team will arrive later."

In a wide-ranging interview, Suarez risked re-opening his race row with Manchester United defender Patrice Evra by claiming he had no regrets over the incident, which he described as "all false".

He added: "Let me tell you, I've made only two mistakes in my career. The first was when I was playing for Ajax and I bit an opponent. My second was when I bit (Branislav) Ivanovic. I've nothing else to regret."

Telegraph.co.uk

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