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Chiellini admits admiration for Luis Suarez despite biting incident

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has admitted that he admires Barcelona striker Luis Suarez despite the infamous biting incident during the 2014 world cup. The Uruguay international who was then at Liverpool was banned for 9 international matches for his conduct against the Italian in a game in which Italy lost 1 nil in Natal, Brazil. It can be recalled that Suarez escaped punishment during the game. READ: Man United’s net debt rises by nearly £130 million The ban ensured that Luis Suarez did not participate in any football-related activity for four months, and had to wait till October for his debut after making a move to Barcelona. "I admire his malice," Chiellini disclosed in his autobiography in quotes translated by AS. "If he lost it, he would become a normal striker. ...
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Tardelli disappointed with Chiellini’s remarks about Melo and Balotelli

Marco Tardelli has not hidden his disappointment with Giorgio Chiellini after his harsh comments about Felipe Melo and Mario Balotelli. The Juventus captain described Mario Balotelli as a negative person who deserved a slap for his behavior when he was part of Italy's squad at the 2013 Confederations Cup. He went on to describe former club teammate Felipe Melo as the worst of the worst, adding that he told the management of the team that the Brazilian midfielder was a rotten apple. Since then, both players have responded to Chiellini's criticisms. Mario Balotelli insisted that he had never disrespected the Italy shirt and blasted the defender for not telling him outrightly to his face while Melo branded Chellini unprofessional. It can be recalled that Tardelli spent 10 seasons ...

Chiellini – Balotelli was disrespectful and deserved to be slapped

Giorgio Chiellini has stated that Mario Balotelli deserved being slap for his attitude during Italy's 2013 Confederations Cup campaign. The Italians lost 4:2 to Brazil in the group stage of the competition and finished third and the veteran defender has pointed out that Balotelli made matters worse for the team during the defeat. Italy boss Roberto Mancini has said that Balotelli can still play for Itay although he has made just 3 appearances in the last five years. In a chat with La Reppublica, Chiellini said: “Balotelli is a negative person with no respect for the team,”  “In 2013, in the Confederations Cup against Brazil, he didn't help us at all. He deserved a slap. READ: Arsene Wenger – Arsenal left their soul at Highbury “Someone thinks he is among the top five pla...