Barcelona star Luis Suarez vowed to return from the international break in “spectacular” condition as he looks for form.
Suarez, 30, has been troubled by a knee injury this season and his performances – which have yielded just three goals in 14 games in all competitions – have been questioned and criticised.
Suarez said the two-week break without matches would give him the opportunity to return to peak condition.
“Have a rest and finish recovering well, during these two weeks, I will come [back in] spectacular [condition],” he told _SPORT_.
“After the injury I had, I hurried a lot with the knee and in the long run it can hurt you. I had a lot of pressure on the physical level, just getting to the national team and until now I had not had a break.
“The best thing was to make an arrangement with the national team and Barca, as the club let me go with the national team just after the injury when I had not played yet.”