Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

English Premiership

Luiz ‘confused’ under Conte, says new Chelsea boss Sarri

Defender David Luiz is back in favour at Chelsea © AFP/File / Oli SCARFF

LONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 1 David Luiz was left puzzled by his treatment under former Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, according to new Stamford Bridge boss Maurizio Sarri.

Luiz had been an central figure in Chelsea’s title win in Conte’s first season as boss, in 2016-17, but scarcely featured after the 3-0 loss at Roma on October 31 last year.

The Brazil defender, 31, had a rumoured falling-out with Conte and a series of injuries, not featuring at all after the February loss at Watford.

“Two seasons ago he was a protagonist,” said Sarri. “Then six months ago he was not playing, so he was a little confused.”

Chelsea are unbeaten in the Premier League this season, with five wins and two draws, and came within minutes of inflicting Liverpool’s first loss on Saturday.

What Sarri likes about Luiz could be a trait that explains his exile under Conte.

“He’s direct. If he has to say something to the manager he has to talk to me,” Sarri said. “I like very much direct people.

“When I arrived here immediately I had the feeling he’s a very good player for my way of football because he’s a centre-back who is very technical.

“Then I appreciate his qualities as a man. He’s really better than I thought before.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Luiz is thriving under Sarri.

“Sarri is giving us a lot of happiness to play football. We are trying to enjoy,” he told Chelsea TV.

“He gives us a lot of confidence. He shows us what he wants. He gives us the details about the game.”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

More on Capital Sports

Football

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – There is light at the end of the tunnel. After failed promises over the last three years since its...

Athletics

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 8 – Olympic Champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have hinted that they might be expecting a baby in a...

NFL

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Kenya’s history making Daniel Adongo, the first Kenyan to play in America’s National Football League (NFL), is now living...

Athletics

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 – Daniel Wanjiru, the 2017 London Marathon champion has been slapped with a four-year ban by the World Athletics Disciplinary...

© 2020 Capital Digital Media. Capital Group Limited. All Rights Reserved