The Uruguay international and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has said that he is certainly not worried about returning to the Old Trafford stadium, while he has complete focus on the prospect of winning the Olympic tournament. As a result, the Liverpool striker has said that he is not worrying about the media reaction when he plays at Old Trafford for only the second time since he was found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra. The Uruguay striker was banned for eight matches for the racist abuse of Patrice Evra in a match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Anfield last season.
Luis Suarez is one of the three over the age of 23 players currently part of the Uruguay team at the London Olympics 2012. He said to be starting the match as Uruguay take on the United Arab Emirates in the Olympic tournament on Thursday. This will be his second visit to the stadium since he was alleged to have racially abused Patrice Evra, while it will be his first since he was found guilty by the English FA. Yet, Luis Suarez has said that he is not allowing himself to be distracted by such aspects within football and is focusing only on playing well for the national team.
“I am representing Uruguay and that’s all that matters to me. I said before that the English press is what matters least to me. I am proud to represent my country. I don’t really know Old Trafford that well. I have played one match there. I have played just once at many stadiums, so I don’t have to give advice to anyone on the stadiums we play at. It’s a great stadium. What we have to do is play football at a spectacular ground,” Suarez told reporters ahead of the match with UAE.