Ajax captain Luis Suarez has accepted the two-match ban imposed by his club and apologised for biting an opponent, which he admitted set a bad example.
Suarez was caught on camera biting PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakkal during Saturday’s goalless draw in the Eredivisie.
Ajax suspended the Uruguay international for the matches with VVV-Venlo and NEC Nijmegen.
Suarez, who is available for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid, conceded he had let himself down.
“I accept my punishment,” Suarez said on Spanish radio. “I was wrong. My reaction does not do Ajax’s image any good. As captain I have to set an example.”
Suarez had complained after the game that he had been provoked by Bakkal, but said the matter had been settled between the two before the final whistle.
“I would rather not talk about the behaviour of Bakkal but my action was worse,” Suarez added.