Wednesday 16 November 2011
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has declared himself fit to face Italy in Uruguay's friendly on Tuesday.
But the striker admits he already has one eye on Sunday's Barclays Premier League meeting with Chelsea.
The 24-year-old scored all the goals in Friday's 4-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Chile in Montevideo but was replaced 13 minutes from time with a minor back complaint.
Suarez is confident he is ready for a second match in four days - with a transatlantic flight in between - but has suggested it may be more important for him not to risk aggravating the problem.
"I was a little scared by the pain I had in the game but treatment I had was just a precaution and it does not hurt," he said.
"There will be no problem but the decision is going to be the coach's (Oscar Tabarez). I risk a lot for Liverpool. I have a very important game next weekend against Chelsea.
"I love to play every game for the national team but now there are several tough matches ahead for my Club and you have to give a little priority."