Before we say a fond farewell to the World Cup, you could soon be reading about Luis Suarez and there may be clues as to why he bites. His autobiography called, yes, ‘My Autobiography: El Pistolero’ should be available on September 25 and is expected to be on the bestseller lists around the world.
Painting a picture of Suarez’s tough childhood – his father abandoned the family – it will describe how at seven Suarez started playing football on the streets of Montevideo. He was so poor he had to play barefoot but the experience made him a canny player and he was soon attracting scouts from Dutch team Groningen, before Ajax signed him.
His nickname, El Pistolero (The Gunslinger) comes from his abilities as a goal scorer and because he terrorised defences. A star of the 2010 World Cup, he came to Merseyside in January 2011, helping them last season to their highest finish for two decades!
The blurb for the book, which will be controversial by all accounts, says: “Here, in his official autobiography, Suarez will talk candidly about the highs and lows of his career and the never-say-die attitude that sometimes makes him go too far.”