14 july 2014
The Fifa president has additionally communicated his sensitivity for Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan’s four-month boycott for gnawing
By Greg Stobart in Rio de Janeiro
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has conceded he was “astonished” that Lionel Messi was voted the best player of the World Cup and has communicated his sensitivity for Luis Suarez after his four-month boycott for gnawing.
Messi was honored the Golden Ball after Argentina’s 1-0 thrashing to Germany in the last on Sunday after he scored four objectives in the competition however neglected to enroll a strike in the knockout stages.
“I was a tiny bit astounded when I saw Messi heading up as the best player in the opposition,” Blatter said in a post-competition public interview at the Maracana.
Suarez was banned by Fifa’s disciplinary for gnawing Georgio Chiellini throughout Uruguay’s triumph over Italy in the gathering stage.
A request was rejected a week ago to get the new Barcelona man’s four-month boycott decreased, yet Blatter would like to see the 27-year-old over to his best now he has moved to the Camp Nou.
Blatter said: “Concerning the Suarez matter I feel for him that such a discipline harms. Be that as it may as the president of Fifa I need to acknowledge the choice of the trustees.
“This player will return to football on the pitch and what he has indicated on the pitch, we saw his strategic and specialized limit and his odor for objective.
“I trust he will be back. He is presently at one of the best clubs on the planet.”