“We are a very good pair,” Costa said, “one of us kicks and the other bites,” an ironic reference to his roughness in play and the famous biting incidents of Luis Suarez during his career.
Suarez raised the controversy more than once, due to biting the opponent’s defenders, the Italian Giorgio Chiellini and the Serbian Branislav Ivanovic.
Suarez is sometimes nicknamed “the bite” because of the two famous incidents, while Costa is known for his toughness and twisting methods with opponents, including hitting, kicking and acting.
Costa praised the presence of Suarez in his team, saying: “Suarez will give us a lot with his goals, his high fighting spirit in the changing room and his great desire to achieve victories and titles.”
Barcelona criticized: “It is fortunate for us that he left Barcelona. I don’t know how a team like Barcelona would let Suarez go. “