Luis Suarez Credits Wife for Curing his 'Teething' Problem

In his autobiography, Luis Suarez writes how wife Sofia Balbi talked him into seeking help despite his fear that he would lose his on-field aggression.

updated: October 28, 2014 18:16 IST
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Luis Suarez, from Uruguay, right, poses to the media with his wife Sofia Balbi after receiving the Golden Boot award.

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Uruguay striker Luis Suarez became a household name when he bit Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match in Brazil. After serving a four-month ban, he made his Barcelona debut on Saturday. So, how did he get over his rather compulsive habit of 'gorging' on opponents? In his autobiography, the footballer reveals his wife deserves the credit. (Luis Suarez makes strong return after biting ban)

A repeat offender - he had bitten Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in April this year, Suarez writes in 'Crossing the Line: My Story' that he had resisted help because he did not want to lose his aggression on the field and that cloud of failure had always hung over him. All of this changed after the World Cup shame. (Chinese website sells 'Luis Suarez bite' bottle openers)

Suarez and Sofia Balbi took a vacation to the countryside after returning from Brazil, he writes. The two had a long talk and the thought that their infant daughter Delfina would grow up to watch the videos of the incident tormented the player. (Bite on Chiellini not deliberate, claims Suarez)

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