Luiz: Me & Mata have nothing to prove at Chelsea

Chelsea defender David Luiz insists that he and Juan Mata have nothing to prove to Jose Mourinho except for their desire to be in the side. The Brazilian says he is not concerned about his Chelsea future, after being dropped from the side recently.


The Brazilian international was dropped in the game against Fulham but he made a strong return against Swindon Town along with Juan Mata, who has been asked by his manager to prove his worth.

Luis said as quoted by Sky Sports:

“We don’t have to prove anything,” he said. “We just have to show that we want to play. Everyone had an opportunity to play and show our football and that’s it.

The Brazilian was heavily linked with a move in the summer to several European heavyweights like PSG and Barcelona, while, it was extensively reported in the media that Mourinho is not a big fan of Luiz’ cavalier style of defending.

Many pundits have criticized Luiz for his error leading to goal against Everton, a game that Chelsea lost eventually.

However, Luiz is not too worried about being left out, suggesting that is a part and parcel of playing for a top team like Chelsea.

“It was just one game,” Luiz said. “Sometimes when other players go out of the team, people don’t say anything.

“I don’t need to prove anything. Everyone knows who David Luiz is, I want to play football and enjoy myself on the pitch so when I have an opportunity to play, I want to enjoy just that.”

Do you think both Mata and Luiz have a long-term future at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho? 

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  1. John 25 September, 2013