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Chelsea defender David Luiz returned for preseason on Monday and the Brazilian defender has spoken of his joy at returning to preseason.
Luiz, who was important player for Chelsea last season under former boss Maurizio Sarri, also explained why he kept himself in shape over the summer break.
According to Luiz, keeping himself in shape over the summer ensures he’s ready to hit the ground running when he arrives for preseason.
“It’s amazing to be back, it’s always a great feeling to be here and working with the boys,” Luiz said, according to Chelsea’s official website.
“It’s about getting back on track and working hard again, playing football for this amazing football club and working with the young players too.
“It’s important to take care of yourself, particularly as you get older! But yes you have to stay disciplined, get in shape and arrive here ready to adapt as soon as possible to the new philosophy.
“I’ve had many pre-seasons and I know how hard they can be, so over the summer I was keeping myself ticking over to ensure I was ready to hit the ground running when I arrived back for pre-season.”