Monday 18 December 2017

David Luiz made a very strange comparison between Jose Mourinho and Laurent Blanc

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian defender David Luiz gestures during a press conference at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris
Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian defender David Luiz gestures during a press conference at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris

Matt McGeehan

David Luiz hopes to finish on the winning side once again in a Champions League tie between Paris St Germain and Chelsea after swapping London for the French capital.

The Brazil defender made a £50million switch to Paris last summer after helping Chelsea to a Champions League quarter-final victory over PSG.

Speaking on the eve of the last-16 first-leg at Parc des Princes, Luiz said: "I want to qualify, like I qualified last year, but I want to qualify for PSG."

Luiz was on the scoresheet in Chelsea's 3-1 first-leg loss last term, although it was an own goal.

"Last year I scored my first goal for PSG," he said, before adding: "If I score against Chelsea I don't celebrate for respect, but I will be happy."

Luiz, who won the Champions League in 2012 and Europa League the following year while at Stamford Bridge, is a relaxed character and was not concerned by the price paid for him.

"It's not for me to talk about price or things like that," he said.

"I just need to show my football every day and show my job for the club."

The fee helped Chelsea in their purchases of Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Filipe Luis, strengthening Jose Mourinho's side, according to Luiz.

"They had three players join the club with amazing quality, like Fabregas and Diego. For me they are stronger than last year," he said.

Asked to compare PSG boss Laurent Blanc and Chelsea's Jose Mourinho, Luiz said: "Both are ugly."

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