Suarez was sent home from the World Cup, after he bit Giorgio Chiellini in a group stage match against Italy. He received a hefty suspension from club and international football from FIFA, which left his fearing his move to Barca would be called off.
“Pere Guardiola called to say I should take it easy, and that Barca still wanted me. Zubi [Andoni Zubizarreta] also called,” he revealed to El Periodico.
“I remember that after I spoke to Andoni I could not stop crying because I could not believe they still wanted me. Barca were a great motivation to bounce back.”