‘No problem with Suarez’ – Chiellini

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini insists he has no issue with Barcelona striker Luis Suarez and facing him is ‘a pleasure’.

The Italian was speaking to Spanish media ahead of his side’s clash with Real Madrid and was questioned regarding the Uruguayan striker’s bite on him during the 2014 World Cup.

“We have met each other on the pitch a few times since and for me this is a pleasure,” Chiellini told an interview with El Mundo.

“Coming up against him always represents a challenge and the truth is I would like to swap shirts with him after the match.

“His punishment for the bite was a shame as I thought him not being allowed to enter football stadiums was too much, but he had to be made an example of due to the World Cup.”

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