The infamous incident occurred during a group game, which saw Italy lose 1-0.
“My wife asked me what happened and I told her we simply collided. I did not accept the reality, I was in denial, and that was a big mistake," confessed Suarez on Fox Sports.
“I turned to psychologists and that really helped me to accept my mistakes and grow. I suffered a great deal during that period, for my wife, my children and my teammates.
“I was treated inhumanely, though. I had signed for Barcelona and they didn't even give me a presentation to the media. I thought my career was over and I'd have to retire."