Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez believes Luis Suarez, who is in the form of his life has matured.
Suarez returned to the international scene in the 2-2 draw against Brazil, after serving a 9-match ban for biting Chiellini in the 2014 world cup.
And Tabarez is confident that Suarez has grown up and believes the distasteful moments that have blighted the 29-year-old’s over the years are now a thing of the past.
“He is a player with great experience. Every time he comes here, he does it having overcome different and fresh challenges – at Nacional, at Groningen, at Ajax, at Liverpool and now at Barcelona,” he said.
“Time brings maturity and he has it, and is always trying to improve, to be better. He has made some mistakes, but now we see he is very mature, and I think he will be in that frame of mind every match he plays now.
“For him, as for every player in the national team, to come and play here is very significant. They all have great commitment and that is what gives them momentum.
“He is in great shape, he is mentally strong, and has potential that we all hope he can show during the match.
“But we also have to take into account that there will be players eager to defend him, and that they can have a great night too.”