David Luiz Hails Chelsea’s ‘Amazing Spirit’
Chelsea defender David Luiz paid tribute to his team’s character, after Ross Barkley’s 96 th minute equaliser preserved their unbeaten start to the season and salvaged a 2-2 draw at home to Manchester United.
United looked on course to take all three points with two Anthony Martial goals, until Barkley grabbed a late, late goal. Luiz says the goal was a product of the team’s resolve. “We tried to win from the beginning of the game.
“We controlled the game with possession, trying to create some space to score some goals. They came with a plan just to defend and play on the counter-attack,” he told Chelsea’s official website.
“I think in the first half it was just us who played. We could have done better by scoring the second goal to kill the game, but it is never easy to win in the Premier League, especially against a big opponent.
“It gave them a chance because we had only scored one goal and in the second half they came and scored a lucky goal with the ball touching a player and bouncing about. After they scored they had a bit more confidence, and it was a great game.”