Tuesday 18 June 2019

Luiz insists 'everybody is with' Italian boss

Chelsea's David Luiz. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire
Chelsea's David Luiz. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire

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Chelsea defender David Luiz has stressed that he and his team-mates trust in Maurizio Sarri's philosophy and that "everybody is with" the Italian.

Luiz said the manager "was not happy" after the match "but nobody was happy, so it was normal".

And regarding the way Chelsea have been playing, he said: "It is our style, it is our philosophy. I think if you asked at the beginning of the season, 'can Chelsea keep the ball?' - you would have said no. And now we are able to do that, like the best teams in the world."

The Brazil international added, when asked if it was harder to trust the philosophy when Chelsea lost: "It is part of the process, when you try to do something and this is inside your mind, if you believe in it you can arrive there. This is our philosophy, I believe in it, I trust in it, so I just know we have to improve, like every team in the world.

"What Sarri has done until now is unbelievable, amazing, because normally (for) a team to understand this philosophy needs one or two years, like Manchester City and Liverpool."

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