David Luiz reveals the secrets behind defensive midfield role against Spurs

David Luiz reveals the secrets behind defensive midfield role against Spurs

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“Conte told me to run! Running a lot and close off the space to the fantastic players like Eriksen and Dele Alli” noted Chelsea defender David Luiz speaking after 1-2 win over Tottenham at Wembley.

“They always play very well between the lines so I was trying to close this gap and don’t leave the space for them to create – the Brazilian added – So I try to do my best and it was good because we won.”

“It was a clever game because you need to understand that when you play against a very good team sometimes you can keep more of the ball, possession, but sometimes you need to surprise and counter-attack. I think we did great in a clever way.”

Chelsea lost their Premier League opener against Burnley in a dramatic 2-3 at Stamford Bridge: “Last week was a terrible first half and then the second half was great – David Luiz confirmed – Today was great, playing against a fantastic team with fantastic players. I think we did great and deserved the win. It was important to show that after a defeat.”