The Brazilian left-back Filipe Luis who has left Chelsea after a disappointing season, claims, that he has no regrets about his experience at Stamford Bridge.
Filipe Luis joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid last summer, but he did not meet the expectations of The Special One. Moreover, he lost his place in the starting lineup for Cesar Azpilicueta. That is why, the Brazilian player decided to come back at Vicente Calderon.
In a recent interview, Brazilian stressed, however, that no regrets about his stay at Chelsea.
Luis told El Pais :
“I have not given it much thought because I’ve always been happy here and this is where I want to be. The Premier League is good, but when you do not play every game then you are not happy. I won the championship and the League Cup but what has pleased me is to return to my house, to the club where I grew up and where I feel best. “
Even during his presentation as a new Atletico Madrid player some weeks ago, he has praised Chelsea and Jose Mourinho.
”No [I don’t regret the move to Chelsea]. It was exactly the opposite. I’ve learned many things. I played in big matches and different matches. We won the league, meaning I won La Liga and the Premier League after each other. It was a very valuable experience and I am very proud of the season,”
“When I left, I decided to try a new experience. I knew it would be difficult, because I would be leaving my family, friends and a squad. I never got rid of Atleti, I never separated from my team. I felt at home at the Vicente Calderón and had to start all over again. I went with lots of enthusiasm and I’ve had a very positive year.”
“I had spent the year at Chelsea and when the season ended the possibility came about. I told my agent that I didn’t want any other option. If Atlético wanted me there would be an option to leave, without that I would have stayed at Chelsea. When the season ended the negotiations started and I wanted to return.”
“Mourinho and Simeone are very different in almost everything, but they share a crazy love of winning and they live football, everything else is different.”
“I wanted to go and know about the Premier League. They are very different, the Premier League is much better organised. The stadiums are packed, more attractive and the games are played without many stoppages.”
“Although La Liga is different, there are also good atmospheres in the stadiums although they are not full, there is always pressure. In Spain it is less physical and has more quality. The thing that I noticed in English football is the physical aspect. I feel more comfortable here.”