David Luiz not worried by lack of game time at Chelsea
Chelsea defender David Luiz says he has nothing to prove to Jose Mourinho despite being omitted from the Chelsea squad to face Fulham last Sunday.
The Seleção international has featured just once in the Premier League this season, but played full 90 minutes as Chelsea got through to the fourth round of the Capital One Cup with a 2-0 victory over Swindon Town.
Despite the lack of playing time, Luiz insists he has no fears regarding his stature in the squad and he trusts the selection decisions of manager Jose Mourinho, reports Goal.com.
"It was just one game," told the Evening Standard.
"Sometimes when other players go out of the team, people don’t say anything.
"I don’t need to prove anything. Everyone knows who David Luiz is, I want to play football and enjoy myself on the pitch so when I have an opportunity to play, I want to enjoy just that.
"I am just one player in the team. Sometimes the manager can put me in, sometimes not. It’s his choice."
The 26-year-old is not the only player to find himself on the fringes of the first team at Chelsea this season, with Juan Mata and Fernando Torres also struggling for game time, but the defender feels it is just the cause of a competition squad.
"This is a big club and we have many, many good players," he added.
"If Chelsea just had 11 players we would win nothing.
"We don’t have to prove anything. We just have to show we want to play. Everyone had an opportunity to play against Swindon and show our football.
"Last year you could talk about seven players being on the bench and the next year is the same. Mourinho chooses his 11 players to play, his philosophy and tries to do the best job for Chelsea. That for me is normal."