David Luiz opens up about his Chelsea future

Chelsea defender David Luiz has announced his desire to stay at Stamford Bridge and enjoy success with the Blues.

The Brazil international centre-back was a peripheral figure under Antonio Conte last season, due to a combination of a falling out with the fiery Italian coach and persistent injury troubles.

Luiz is currently enjoying his second spell with Chelsea after leaving the club for PSG in 2014, before returning to London and winning the Premier League in the 2016/2017 season.

The 31-year-old defender has also become the latest Blues player to praise the impact of the Stamford Bridge outfits new coach Maurizio Sarri.

“I came back to Chelsea to stay here,” Luiz said in quotes carried by Tribal Football.

“When I took my decision to come back here from Paris it was to win the Premier League and do something again with Chelsea. I am very happy here.

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“I had a lot of time to take care of me last year, so now I’m 100 per cent. I love this philosophy. We play high, with a lot of possession of the ball, in a technical way. The coach is trying to help us every single day to learn quickly his philosophy.

“He does not want me to change as a player. It is the same style – play from the back, build from the back, try to help the guys, try to be in line.

“People know me – I like to be happy, to enjoy my life. We have the best job in the world. The coach comes as a human being. If you’re not happy doing your job it doesn’t matter if you’re a footballer or not. We have to be happy to do our best.

“He is playing a different system. It is his decision. He has many players who can play with four in the back, three in the back, five in the back, so he is the one to decide.

“We are training really hard every single day, double sessions, to learn quickly.”

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