Chelsea centre-back David Luiz has been one of the best defenders in the Premier League this season – his inclusion in the PFA Team of The Year is testament to that.
Luiz was once considered a liability, but under Antonio Conte’s stewardship, he has cemented his status a truly world-class defender.
In a recent interview with Sky Sports, the Brazilian was quizzed as to whether he feels he has matured as a player from his previous spell with the Blues. Luis revealed:
“You have to, and also as a person. I think the experience gives you many things, and yes, as a person and a footballer, you have to if you want to learn. If you are open every day.”
Luiz went on to add that his understanding of the game has also improved, as Sky Sports report:
“I read more of the game now, I can understand more of the game, it is a different pressure now with the big games. Many, many things. I think if you want to improve, you need to think you are a better player than you were.”
Luiz’s return to Chelsea on deadline day certainly raised a few eye-brows, but nobody is questioning Conte’s decision making now.
The 30-year-old has cemented his place in the side at the heart of our back three, and he will likely have a Premier League winners medal as a reward for a stellar campaign.