David Luiz: 'I still have a few more years as a top player'
- The 32-year-old has signed a new two-year deal with the Blues.
- He has become a key figure in Maurizio Sarri's team.
- And Luiz hopes he would remain at the club he loves for some years more.
David Luiz has certainly enjoyed the first season under Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.
He has become a regular presence in the starting XI and an important part in the build-up of the team's attacks.
"It was a season where I could do what I love and know, in a club where I always felt at home," said Luiz to Yahoo Brazil.
"I earned the manager’s trust and I was able to show on the pitch that I deserved to play. It was a special season."
The Brazilian centre-back has also become a player who forced the club to break a tradition of offering one-year contracts to players over 30 years old.
The 32-year-old Luiz has recently signed a two-year deal with Chelsea and thus remained the last of the squad that won the Champions League back in 2012.
"This is a special moment. I love being here, I love Chelsea. I feel the same ambition as when I was a young player, and I think that’s why I’m taking that opportunity. I have the same willpower, and I am very happy to defend Chelsea for a few more years.
"Given all the care I take off the pitch, my willpower and the pleasure I still have in training and playing, I believe I still have a few more years as a top player ahead of me."