Luis Suarez explains reasons behind criticism of English media

Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match against England on June 19, 2014
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Luis Suarez explains why he criticised the English press after guiding Uruguay to victory over England at the World Cup last week.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has explained why he hit out at the English media after guiding Uruguay to victory over England at the World Cup in Brazil last week.

Two goals from the prolific forward dashed hopes of the Three Lions qualifying for the knockout rounds as Uruguay secured a 2-1 victory on Thursday.

After the match, Suarez admitted that the win was particularly special for him because "too many people in England laughed" at his attitude.

Suarez has been criticised in the English press in the past due to various disciplinary issues, including cases involving racism and biting the arm of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

However, the 27-year-old was crowned Player of the Year by both his fellow professionals in the Premier League and the football journalists after scoring 31 league goals for the Reds last season.

According to the Liverpool Echo, when asked to explain his remarks regarding the press, Suarez said: "You work in England, and that was in the papers. You should know what happened and I think it was nothing more than just in the papers.

"Everybody knows that I was elected the best player of the year. Even the people in the Premier League voted for me and then, if the papers vote for me as well, that is sensational.

"But what happened before the match – I did not want to attack anybody, only some media started making fun of me and you are in the media."

Suarez, who has been linked with a summer move to Barcelona, battled back from knee surgery to start against England in Group D last week.

Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match against England on June 19, 2014
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