Luiz Admits He Would Have Left Chelsea Had Conte Stayed
Chelsea defender David Luiz says he is relishing a new start at the club under new manager Maurizio Sarri and admitted that had Antonio Conte remained in post, he would probably have switched clubs during the summer.
Luiz was frozen out by Antonio Conte last season, losing his place in the team. The Brazilian told Sky Sports, “I think I always have to feel fresh start because I am getting old! It is amazing to play football, of course last season was not the best for me inside the pitch.
“But also I learned a lot outside the pitch as a person, as a man. It is always great to be on the pitch. I learned a lot, sometimes you have to be patient, sometimes you have to take care of your body, sometimes you have to learn from outside to be good in the future. So for me it was great.
“I got time to take care of my body; many times I was on the pitch in pain, and I never refused to play one game. It was good to rest and be fresh. If the manager had stayed the same, of course, everybody knows maybe I had to move clubs. Now I am here and so happy.”