Chiellini: No Suarez grudge

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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.

Italy 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.??

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.

“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.”