Chelsea defender David Luiz signed for two more years at Stamford Bridge recently after being a key player in Maurizio Sarri’s squad this season.
Since he first joined Chelsea from Benfica in 2011 and rejoined the club from PSG in 2016, Luiz have won titles with Chelsea including a Premier League title and the Champions League.
Luiz admits Chelsea gave him the opportunity to live his best moments in football.
At 32, Luiz laughs off suggestions he is a father figure at the club.
“Older brother is better,” Luiz said. “Chelsea is inside my heart. Chelsea gave me the opportunity to live my best moments in football.
“I came here to a big team with legends in the dressing room, and I won the Champions League.
“It means a lot to me to sign a new contract. I had some other options but I always look to try to find a new challenge in my life —that’s why I moved to Paris and that’s why I moved back because I saw the chance to fight for the Premier League.
“I can see the challenge is here. That’s why I signed again. I want to do more for this club. I want Chelsea to fight again for the Champions League and the Premier League. We want it again. And we are not far away.
“If we don’t think this way we are not as big a club as Chelsea should be. Also, we have to stay humble and train hard because to fight for the title we have to improve, score more goals, concede less.”