Liverpool striker Luis Suarez claims it has been hard to deal with pressure from the English media - and has refused to rule out a move to Real Madrid.
He left Ajax with a stained reputation after biting a PSV player during a match. Since signing for Liverpool, the Uruguayan striker has not been able to save his bad boy image.
Suarez is currently on international duty with Uruguay in preparation for the 2013 Confederations Cup, which kicks off in June.
Speaking to Sport 890, a Uruguayan radio station, the goal poacher declared: “I've worked hard since childhood to get where I am and I keep getting constant criticism from the English press. It makes me tired. Liverpool want me to stay, but do not know what will happen.”
In addition to being widely portrayed as a diver, Suarez also had to serve an eight-match ban during the 2011/12 season after being found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra.
Earlier in April this year, the 26-year-old was caught on camera sinking his teeth into the arm of defender Branislav Ivanovic in a heated game between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield. The referee reportedly missed the incident as it took place, leading the English FA to subsequently deal with the incident afterward.
Suarez was given a 10-match ban for biting Ivanovic. Should he remain with the Reds, he will miss the first six fixtures of the 2013/14 Premier League campaign. However, it appears he may not be in England to continue serving his ban.
According to transfer speculations from Spain, Real Madrid are ready to offer Suarez an escape route as striker Gonzalo Higuain looks to be on his way out of the Santiago Bernabeu.
Responding to these reports, Luis Suarez added: “It would be difficult to say 'no' to Real Madrid. So far I have not received any official offer from Madrid.”
On Wednesday, Liverpool signed 25-year-old Spanish forward Iago Aspas who could act as Suarez’s replacement should the latter quit Anfield this summer for the Bernabeu.
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