Branislav Ivanovic has spoken for the first time since he was bitten on the arm by Liverpool's Luis Suarez.

The Chelsea defender was the subject of a bizarre act by the Uruguayan ace during the 2-2 draw at Anfield on April 21 which landed the culprit a 10-match ban.

Ivanovic admitted he was shocked at the bite but has since forgiven Suarez and is keen to move on from the incident.

"When it happened I was really surprised and of course shocked," he told Serbian newspaper Vecernje Novosti.

"But when the match ended, it all cooled down. I almost forgot about everything.

"The next day we talked on the phone and I accepted his apology. I didn't attack him for what he done but I also didn't defend him.

"But I forgive him. For me, that can happen. But I really don't care too much."

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