Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz has lifted the lid on why he left Chelsea last summer and says it was the lure of being a part of a exciting and ambitious project at the Parc des Princes stadium which enticed him to join the French outfit.
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The Brazilian international signed for the Ligue 1 champions before the start of the the World Cup last year in a £50million fee, which is a world record sum for a defender and his decision to leave Stamford Bridge has been justified as PSG are one win away from clinching a domestic treble:
“It has been a great season for us and there is still one more final to play,’ Luiz said (via Mail Online)
“We would be the first team in France to win three titles in one year so I want to make history here.”
“We want to be the best team in the world but we know it’s a long way. Now we are becoming stronger and stronger year on year, and I hope in 10 or 15 years it will be the best time of Paris. But I hope we can win the Champions League before 10 years here!” he added.
Luiz came back to haunt his former club in the Champions League this season as he scored the vital equaliser on the night at the Bridge during the second leg of the last 16 meeting as the Blues crashed out on away goals but he admits it was a tough decision to leave West London.
“It’s difficult to leave when you have the connections and friendship with everyone, on the pitch, in the kitchen, everyone was very important for me and for my success in Chelsea.”
“It’s part of life, part of my job. I understood my cycle was finished.” Luiz revealed.