English Premiership

Luiz denies Mourinho rift

2015-02-16 12:04
David Luiz (AFP)

Cape Town - Brazilian international defender David Luiz insists he did not leave Chelsea due to a bust up with Jose Mourinho.

David Luiz has opened up on his time at Chelsea but denied any claims that he left Stamford Bridge due to a soured relationship with Jose Mourinho.

Sky Sports reports that Luiz, who joined PSG after the 2014 Soccer World Cup for a record £50 million, believes his new club can knock out his old employers during the Champions League this season.

“I want to qualify.

“PSG have the quality to win the Champions League but we need to show it on the pitch.” said Luiz.

The 27-year-old defender, who won the 2012 Champions League with Chelsea, revealed that he decided to quit Chelsea because he was "not feeling the same thing" like he did years ago.

“I had an amazing connection with the fans, my team-mates, everyone at the club, but I decided my cycle was finished and I wanted to live a different moment now in my life.”

“People tried to make stories about me and Mourinho but we never had any history.

“Many times when he doesn’t put David Luiz in, people said there was a problem, but it was natural. I was very happy in Chelsea.”

Paris Saint Germain host Chelsea at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday. The round of 16 clash gets underway at 21:45.

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