David Luiz: Chelsea have had a terrible season
Chelsea David Luiz has admitted that to some their season could be deemed a failure, but defended his side’s work ethic and commitment to the cause over the year, telling reporters that even if they end the year trophy less they have not had many games where they have been poor.
“You can say it is a s*** season if you don’t have trophies in a season at a big club, that is true,” admitted the Portuguese defender.
“The season we won the Champions League [in 2012] was a s*** season until the end and then we won two titles.
“We are a big club and we want to win trophies, but the most important thing is to have a personality. You need to fight in many situations. This is sport, this is football. Everyone speaks about results, that’s true.
“If there were many poor games, when you didn’t play, didn’t run, didn’t give your best then fine, but we gave our best in many, many games like Wednesday, but sometimes it’s possible to win sometimes not.
“Now, we keep fighting in the league because mathematically we can win. We cannot win automatically, it will be difficult.”
John Terry crying drew derision from many quarters, but Luiz defended his captain.
“Everyone is crying. Nobody likes to lose a Champions League semi-final, not just John.
“We have to remember we are lucky people who have the best job in the world. We have to respect that people at home do not have the same life as us.”
On the subject of his future, Luiz insisted that he is unperturbed about the speculation linking him with a move and believes that Chelsea have “a plan” for next season.
“My future is about God. I do my job every day and this is all I can do.
“Next season there is a plan at Chelsea. We have many, many fantastic players and everyone wants to win trophies because it is normal when you sit at home on the sofa and watch television to see Chelsea fighting for trophies.”
Just seven of David Luiz’s 22 shots have hit the target this season.