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Suarez: I lost it when biting Ivanovic

June 11, 2013
By ESPN staff

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

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Suarez was banned for ten games following the incident - the latest in a long line of on-field indiscretions.

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

"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."

Suarez, currently on international duty with Uruguay, has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent weeks, and the 26-year-old said: "I'd like to play with Cristiano Ronaldo. You never know - but it's complicated."