Former Chelsea defender insists he has no regrets over short stint in English football

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Former Chelsea defender Filipe Luis insists he has no regrets about his time in English football, despite making a return to Atletico Madrid after just one season in West London.

The Brazilian rejoined Atletico earlier in the week after failing to dislodge Cesar Azpilicueta for the left-back slot under manager Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge last season and he made just nine starts in the Premier League.

It became apparent over the course of the campaign that the pace and physicality of English football was too much for Luis to handle and he has jumped at the chance to return to the Vicente Calderon where he won the La Liga title during the 2013-14 campaign, although he claims his short-lived experience in England was a success:

“I won the Premier League. Although I have had less minutes I have been important. I am proud of the season,” the 29-year-old said [via Mirror Sport].

“At the end of season, when the chance to return came up, I told my agent that I did not want any other option.”

“It was either return to Atleti or stay at Chelsea. I am very happy after one year,” Luis added.

Luis departs West London having claimed a Premier League and Capital One Cup winner’s medal and could come up against the Blues during next season’s UEFA Champions League.

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