Chelsea Need To Man Up To The Possibility Of Trophyless Season, Insists David Luiz

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Brazilian speaks about the possibility of a rare campaign without silverware. 

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Chelsea centre-back David Luiz has claimed that this season has not been that bad after all for the west London club, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

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The Blues were surprisingly knocked out of the Uefa Champions League at the semi-final stage by La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid 3-1 on aggregate after their second-leg loss to the Spaniards at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

And with the west Londoners also two points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool with now just two league fixtures left to play in this campaign, despite Chelsea’s unexpected 2-0 win at Anfield last Sunday, the odds are now firmly against head coach Jose Mourinho winning a trophy in his first campaign back in charge of the club following the self-styled Special One’s emotional comeback to the Bridge last summer.

However, Brazil international Luiz not does believe that a trophyless season would represent a failure on the players and managers part, with the central defender cum holding midfielder explaining that: “This is football. We need to be a man as it is not always possible to win.

“The season we won the Champions League was a s*** season until the end and then we won two titles. It is normal.

“Now, we keep fighting in the league because mathematically we can win. We cannot win automatically, it will be difficult.

“We are a big club and we want to win trophies, but the most important thing is to have a personality.

“You need to fight in many situations. This is sport, this is football. Everyone speaks about results, that’s true.

“You can say it is a bad season if you don’t have trophies in a season at a big club, that is true.

“But in the end you need to remember everyone here is human. Everyone here gave their best all season everyone can make mistakes sometimes. That is normal. But you cannot hide yourself from any situations.”

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