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Sarri Delighted With ‘Direct’ Luiz

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says he is delighted to work with Blues defender David Luiz, saying he appreciates the Brazilian’s character as well as his ability.

Luiz fell out of favour with previous boss Antonio Conte after the pair had a disagreement. Sarri says he has taken to Luiz’s character right away.

“He is much better than I thought before [I arrived]," said Sarri. "Much better, as a player and a man.

"I don't know what happened before but when I arrived immediately I had a feeling he is a very good player for my way of football as he is a very technical centre-back.

"I appreciate very much the man as he is direct. If he has to say something to me, he does that."

Sarri says Luiz’s personality and attributes fit perfectly with what he has in mind for this currently unbeaten Blues team.

“I like direct people. Very much. He was a little confused as two seasons ago he was a protagonist but then came six months without playing. So he was a little confused.

"I think he is very able to play my way with his characteristics. He is very technical and understands the action of the defensive line very much."


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