David Luiz opens up about Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea FC
David Luiz opens up about Maurizio Sarri's style of play at Chelsea FC this season
David Luiz has insisted that he has been delighted by Maurizio Sarri’s start to life as Chelsea FC manager.
The Italian was brought in last summer to replace Antonio Conte after the Blues missed out on a top-four finish in the Premier League.
It has been something of a mixed debut season for Sarri in the Premier League, with Chelsea FC having struggled to produce consistent form in all competitions.
However, the west London club could still end the campaign on a high, with the Blues set to take on Frankfurt in the Europa League semi-finals, and two wins away from guaranteeing a top-four finish.
Chelsea FC earned a 1-1 draw at Manchester United on Sunday afternoon and despite the Blues’ stuttering and inconsistent form this season, the Brazilian defender has insisted that he has been thrilled with life under Sarri this term.
Speaking in an interview quoted by Metro, David Luiz said: “It’s a philosophy to have a lot of possession, create a lot of opportunities and he has tried to introduce that to us.
“I think he has already done amazing as in the past people were saying ‘Chelsea don’t control the game, Chelsea don’t play with a lot of the ball, Chelsea just plays counter-attacks’ everyone was criticising Chelsea.
“Now we control the games and sometimes they criticise us because we don’t win the game with a lot of possession. I think his philosophy is amazing, it’s trying to play football.
“This takes time and we are trying to improve as soon as possible. It’s the way I love football, the way I enjoy football not just playing but watching and I think I love his philosophy.”
Chelsea FC will take on Frankfurt in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final clash on Thursday night, before the return leg at Stamford Bridge next week.
Despite their inconsistent form this season, winning the Europa League and finishing in the top four would be viewed as a positive first campaign for Sarri in England.