Chelsea defender David Luiz: 'I work hard on free-kicks'
Chelsea defender David Luiz was full of praise for Chelsea's opponents FC Nordsjaelland after the Blues' 4-0 win on Tuesday night, a result that belies the difficulty of the tie.
Luiz, 25, played his part in the win, helping Chelsea keep a clean-sheet in defence and also scoring a fantastic long-range free-kick that has been compared to Cristiano Ronaldo in the Brazilian media.
The former Benfica player was quick to explain that he regularly practices free-kicks in training and celebrated the fact that Chelsea emerged with three points to put them top of a difficult group.
"I always train hard on free-kicks and I came to managed a beautiful goal to help the team," Luiz told reporters from Globo.
"They [Nordsjaelland] have a fantastic philosophy and a great coach [Kasper Hjulmand]. It was tough to play there and I am pleased we managed to win the three points and lead the group."
With Shakhtar drawing away in Italy against Juventus, both Chelsea and the Ukrainian side have four points, whilst Juventus have two. Nordsjaelland, for their part, are yet to register.