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Uruguay's Suarez: still obsessed about winning, but keeping impulses in check to avoid trouble

  • FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez gestures during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against UD Almeria in Almeria, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)

    FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez gestures during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against UD Almeria in Almeria, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)  (The Associated Press)

  • FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez is seen during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against UD Almeria in Almeria, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)

    FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez is seen during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against UD Almeria in Almeria, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)  (The Associated Press)

  • FC Barcelona's Jordi Alba, center, celebrates his goal with teammates Luis Alberto Suarez from Uruguay, right, and Neymar da Silva from Brazil, left, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against UD Almeria in Almeria, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)

    FC Barcelona's Jordi Alba, center, celebrates his goal with teammates Luis Alberto Suarez from Uruguay, right, and Neymar da Silva from Brazil, left, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against UD Almeria in Almeria, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)  (The Associated Press)

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez says he's still obsessed about winning, but he's focusing on avoiding the kind of mistakes that could get him into trouble.

Suarez has made a promising return to football with his new club Barcelona after a four-month ban from competitive matches for biting an Italian opponent at the World Cup.

He told reporters in Montevideo on Wednesday that he is "trying to be the same on the pitch, but without making mistakes."

Uruguay has two upcoming friendly matches, against Costa Rica on Nov. 13 in Montevideo and Chile on Nov. 18 in Santiago. Though eligible for these games, Suarez is banned from Uruguay's next eight competitive matches and will miss next year's Copa America and some World Cup qualifiers.