Giorgio Chiellini bears 'no Luis Suarez grudge' ahead of Juventus v Barcelona Champions League final



Posted Thursday, May 21, 2015 by skysports.com

Giorgio Chiellini bears 'no Luis Suarez grudge' ahead of Juventus v Barcelona Champions League final
Luis Suarez: Bit Giorgio Chiellini during World Cup

Giorgio Chiellini insists he bears no grudge towards Luis Suarez ahead of the pair's eagerly-awaited reunion in the Champions League final next month.

Juventus take on Barcelona on June 6 in a showpiece fixture that will see the pair meet for the first time since Suarez bit the Italy defender while playing for Uruguay at last summer's World Cup.

Uruguay won 1-0 to reach the knockout stages in Brazil but then-Liverpool striker Suarez was sent home in disgrace and slapped with a nine-match international ban.

Giorgio Chiellini bears 'no Luis Suarez grudge' ahead of Juventus v Barcelona Champions League final
Giorgio Chiellini shows an apparent bitemark from Uruguay forward Luis Suarez during a Group D match in Brazil

Speaking ahead of Juve's Coppa Italia final against Lazio, Chiellini said: "It's been less than a week that we have won with Real Madrid and and I've been asked only about Suarez."

"I have no problem, I don't need to hear from him, I have no hard feelings."

"I will mark him like I have marked Benzema, I will mark Messi like I did with Ronaldo and Neymar like I did with Bale."

Giorgio Chiellini bears 'no Luis Suarez grudge' ahead of Juventus v Barcelona Champions League final
Suarez's World Cup ended in Natal, the striker handed a nine-match international ban

"It happened, he was sent off, they won and I lost, so in the end the only thing I was really sorry about was being out of the World Cup. So first let me think about (Wednesday's) game, then we'll have all the time we need to think about Barcelona."



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