David Luiz

Samba ace Luiz lifts lid on title ambition back with Chelsea

David Luiz has spoken of his delight at being back at Chelsea after returning to Stamford Bridge in the summer from Paris St Germain.

Brazilian Luiz has settled right back in with the Blues and says he was eager to rekindle his romance with Antonio Conte’s side – and win the top flight crown after two years away.

Chelsea host Manchester United in an eagerly anticipated Premier League clash on Sunday, which sees the return to the Londoners of Jose Mourinho.

And Luiz is ready to try to impress his former manager, current boss and continue his love affair with Blues fans following his comeback.

He said: “I missed Chelsea a lot. I was very happy here before. I was also very happy in Paris. I was winning trophies, I was having a great life there, but I know me and I like to have new challenges in my life, to have ambition and one of the reasons I decided to come back here is because I know the Premier League well, but I never had the opportunity to win it, so it is still one of my goals in my career”.

“I try to learn every day, try to improve every day. I hope I have many years to continue in this way. This is my personality. I don’t ever want to say, ‘Now I know everything’. I think you can learn from everybody, old people and young people, if you are available and you are open and you have humility.”

Samba ace Luis makes a point of picking out Diego Costa for praise and insists the fiery forward is a humble man at heart.

He added: “I like Diego because he never forgets where he came from. That’s why he fights until the end for his team. He never gives up. Diego now plays for one of the best clubs in the world, Diego now plays in some of the best stadiums in the world, Diego is now one of the best strikers in the world”.

“But he never forgets when he was playing in the second and third division, with small teams in difficult leagues and difficult stadiums, suffering many injuries and fighting for his career. He never forgets where he came from in Brazil”.

“I like these kinds of people, because they really want to give everything. I love the way he plays, and I am happy now because he plays in my team and it’s difficult to play against him! It’s better to have him on my side. He never makes life easy for the defenders.”

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