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Chelsea star Willian and former Chelsea favourite David Luiz have been childhood friends and grew up in Brazil as little kids before finding their way to Stamford Bridge.
The two Brazilians now play for rival clubs since Luiz’s transfer to Arsenal, and speaking to Brazilian publication Globo Esporte back in November, Willian vowed to nutmeg Luiz if need be.
“I’ve faced him a few times, he for Chelsea, me for Shakthar Donetsk, me for Chelsea, he for PSG,” Willian said.
“Now it’s he for Arsenal. He’s a brother that I have, we met at the age of eight. ‘But on the pitch… there’s no way. If I have to nutmeg him, I will.”
Luiz has responded to Willian’s threat as he joked that he’d punch his countryman if he dares dribble him.
Asked about Willian threatening to nutmeg him, Luiz told OTRO: “No problem. Be ready, bro. I’ll punch him badly, punch him in the…”
Luiz added: “You know, Willian, when he laughs he makes you angry. When he laughs at you you, you want to punch him badly.
“I’ve known Willian since I was eight. I’ve known him for a long time. We played together when we were young in Sao Paulo, Brazil. So we met each other at school, we played together until we were 10 or 11 and then he went to Corinthians, I went to Sao Paulo and then we met again in the Under-17s.”