Ex Chelsea hero David Luiz will come back to Stamford Bridge next Wednesday for crucial Champions League game with his current side Paris Saint Germain.
The Brazilian defender moved to France in summer 2014 and last year was a protagonist in the last 16 tie in London, when with a last minute equaliser allowed his team to access the extra time, where PSG won with another last minute header from another defender, Thiago Silva.
Luiz’s celebration after the goal was crazy and some Chelsea fans thought it was a huge lack of respect for the club that brought him to the European glory three years before.
Now, speaking to UEFA website to preview the game, he reveals he had no intention to celebrate that way but got carried away in the moment:
“I had said that I wouldn’t celebrate if I scored, but I couldn’t control my emotions because of the drama of the match.
“To score a goal in the last few minutes to help your team, when we had been a man down since early in the game … It was very important, and it kept us in that match. But my respect, my love for Chelsea, will always be the same.
Speaking about the game he added:
“It’s always difficult to play against a highly-rated attack like Chelsea’s.
“It’s hard not to concede. I hope this time around we can score too, but the most important thing is for us to go through.
“Our game philosophy is to play – to keep possession, create opportunities to score goals. We have to stick to our philosophy, and we know that for now the result is in our favour.”
“It will be another great game at Stamford Bridge, and I hope we can also come out as winners there.”
Chelsea and PSG have been drawn together in each of the last three Champions League seasons, with both previous ties ending 3-3 on aggregate and each side going through once apiece on away goals.