Conte praises “Warrior” David Luiz
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte heaped praise on his Brazilian centre half David Luiz. Luiz rejoined the London club from Paris Saint Germain in the summer, having left the club for France back in 2013. The signing raised eyebrows, but Luiz has become a prominent figure in a Blues side that look destined for the Premier League title.
Conte called Luiz “a warrior”, after a string of accomplished performances at the heart of a back three, “He is showing his real value,” Conte said. “He’s a warrior… I’m pleased with his performances. It’s important for him, for Chelsea and for me.
“I like to repeat to all my players – you need a lot of time to be something important and you can have only one minute to disrupt all this. It’s important to continue this way with great concentration, with great focus in every game.
“When you are a central defender and you play in the middle you must pay great attention, because you have to play football with great intelligence and to understand the moment to be aggressive and to cover the others.”