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Luiz Happy To Hear Gary Neville Retract ‘Playstation’ Criticism

Chelsea centre half David Luiz is happy with Gary Neville’s retraction of his stinging criticism of the Brazilian back in 2013. Sky pundit Neville had previously said Luiz played like “he was being controlled by a ten year old on the Playstation” during his previous spell at the club.

Luiz left for PSG in the summer of 2013, but returned to Stamford Bridge last summer. Luiz has been revitalised in a back 3 at the Blues this year, with Chelsea leading the Premier League table by four points.

The Brazilian has been voted into the PFA Team of the Year, causing Neville to revise his critique. “Of course, it’s nice to hear this from players who know their football, have played and won a lot. I’m a positive guy and I always imagine the best for me.

“I’m also realistic. When I came back I knew I was going to play in the most difficult League in the world. It was difficult for us at the beginning, but now we, not just me, are playing very well. It’s good to be in this way.

"Of course, I’m happy, but the season is not over. Football changes from one day to the next, so I keep my feet on the floor, stay grounded. I keep my humility. People ask me if this is the best form of my career.

“I don’t remember the past, I’m getting old! But I do think I’m playing very well. I’m older and have more experience. I am more mature and I am happy with this. I am playing in a more tactical position. I need to be ready to occupy the space of the others.”

 
 

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