David Luiz reveals Chelsea staff begged him to return just days after his move to Arsenal last summer following the Blues Europa League triumph.
David Luiz ended his Chelsea career last summer when he switched to London rivals for £8million. By the time he completed his second spell with the club he had already won the Premier League, FA Cup, Europa League and the Champions League with the Blues.
Despite a trophy laden career at West London, the Brazilian implored a challenge with Arsenal and termed the transfer a ‘top decision’. He says he has no regrets and now wants to help the side win trophies although he did miss Chelsea in his early days away from the club.
David Luiz reveals Chelsea staff begged him to return after move to Arsenal
“I can be honest with you, the first three days or week was not easy to understand all the emotions or how I was feeling, because everybody knows my history with Chelsea,” Luiz told OTRO.
“I had this connection with everyone at the club. It was so massive and big and I was missing every single one.
“Every text message I was receiving, people were saying: ‘Come back, come back, come back, come back, we are here for you’.
“I give you the example of a gentleman there who is 75 years old. He was taking breakfast with me at the time when he had the opportunity.
“He was texting me: ‘I am still waiting for you here to take the breakfast again’.
“This kind of thing was so difficult for me, because I am someone that sees the heart as the most important thing.
“But then after that, in the professional way, I was saying: ‘It is a new moment for you. It is another big thing for you to do. Maybe if you stay in the comfort zone it is not going to be the best thing for you?’
“If you look at my history of life, I was never wishing to stay in the comfort zone,” Luiz added.
“It was a top decision. [Arsenal] are a big club. I want to make this club improve and to shine again. The first days were difficult but after that I started to adapt.
“Now I am so happy and I want to do big, big things with Arsenal.’
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