David Luiz: “Leaving Chelsea was difficult”

David Luiz: “Leaving Chelsea was difficult”

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Speaking to BBC Football Focus, ex-Chelsea defender David Luiz revealed they aim to become the best team in the world, but the way to the success can be a long one.

Luiz, who moved to the French Champions PSG last summer for £23 million, admits:

“It has been a great season for us and there is still one more final to play. We would be the first team in France to win three titles in one year so I want to make history here.”

The Brazilian has become a Ligue 1 title winner in his first season at PSG, having made 43 appearances whilst scoring five goals.

“This club gave me a great opportunity with a great plan and I’m happy to have this opportunity to join Paris.

“We want to be the best team in the world but we know it’s a long way. Now we are becoming stronger and stronger year on year, and I hope in 10 or 15 years it will be the best time of Paris. But I hope we can win the Champions League before 10 years here!”

The 28-year old joined the Blues in 2011 for just £12 million from Benfica, and became a firm favourite at the London club. He made 142 appearances, scored 12 goals and grabbed 10 assists. But, Luiz admitted also that leaving Chelsea was not easy, as he got a great connection and feeling with everybody at Stamford Bridge:

“It’s difficult to leave when you have the connections and friendship with everyone.

“On the pitch, in the kitchen, everyone was very important for me and for my success in Chelsea.

“It’s part of life, part of my job. I understood my cycle was finished.”