Barcelona forward Luis Suarez says his “conscience is clear” despite suffering a two-game ban in the Copa del Rey.
According to the referee’s report, Suarez insulted Espanyol players and provoked a confrontation in the tunnel after Barcelona’s 4-1 win in the first leg of their Copa del Rey round of 16 meeting.
Suarez was hit with a sanction and missed out on the return-leg at Camp Nou, and is likely to not feature in Barca’s quarter-final first leg against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.
However, the Uruguay international is hopeful his ban can still be overturned.
“About the sanction, I don’t know if I will play but my conscience is clear because I did not say anything,” Suarez told reporters after scoring a hat-trick in the 6-0 La Liga win over Athletic on Sunday.
If the sanction stands Suarez will miss out but can return for the second-leg against Athletic the following Wednesday.
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