Luiz opens up on the emotional journey en route to his Champions League success

David Luiz has opened up on his emotional return to Benfica the year he won the Champions League with Chelsea.

“It was such a tough game for me emotionally,’ David Luiz says. ‘My life changed from zero to 10 in Lisbon. I was living a dream to be on the bench there! I came to Europe from the third division in Brazil. It was a totally different situation to play for one of the best clubs in the world.”

‘I went there with my heart broken because I knew somebody would be sad at the end of this tie. But I remember I was working a lot on my mind, to not let this bring me down and not be in the game. That’s why I was man of the match, because I worked before. I saved one goal on the line also, from Oscar Cardozo. The fans always joke with me and say, ‘Why didn’t you let Cardozo score!’

‘It was a special night. We won and after the game I was in the middle of the pitch and everybody was clapping me and saying thank you for what I did in the past. It was a great moment in my career, but also difficult to play against them.’

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