Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini says he will not pay Luis Suarez any special attention in next month’s Champions League final.
The Barcelona attacker and the Bianconeri centre-back are set to meet for the first time since the Uruguayan received a four-month ban for biting the 30-year-old Italian during a World Cup group match last summer. Chiellini insists that the incident is firmly in the past and says he will not treat Suarez any differently to Real Madrid trio Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale, whom he helped successfully nullify in the last four of the Champions League.
“It has been a week since we knocked out Real Madrid and people only ask me about Suarez,” he told reporters.
“I bear no grudges. I have no problem with him. I will mark him the way I did Benzema, Ronaldo, Bale or any other striker, so there’s nothing different about it. “The only thing that disappointed me that time was going out of the World Cup.”