London: Uruguay striker Luis Suarez admits he is “scared” of missing out on facing England at the World Cup, due to serious injury.
England’s Theo Walcott and Colombia’s Radamel Falcao have already seen their Brazil hopes disappear after picking up knee problems, and Suarez is concerned he may suffer the same fate.
The Liverpool striker told a radio station: “The truth is that I am scared of what happened to Falcao and Walcott. But you live in the present and you always give your best for the club — you can’t be thinking about that all the time.
“It is a unique opportunity and we all want to be there, but I prefer to focus my mind on the English league. The moment to think about the national team will arrive later.”
Suarez also risked re-opening his race row with United’s Patrice Evra by claiming he had no regrets over the incident, which he described as “all false”.