After celebrating his equalising goal that initially sent Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League last-16 clash against former side Chelsea to extra time, defender David Luiz issued an apology to the supporters for his celebration, reports BBC Sport.
Paris Saint-Germain faced a challenge after just 30 minutes following Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s red card midway through the first-half, but the man deficit seemed to rally the side together to get a result against a strong Chelsea side.
The Londoners went ahead late in the game through Gary Cahill, but David Luiz – who was signed by the Parisians from Chelsea – scored the equaliser to take the game to extra time. As a player who doesn’t score too often, he produced a typically energetic and emotional celebration following his goal, but was quick to apologise after the game.
Luiz’s exit from Chelsea wasn’t in bad blood, and he admitted he still has fond memories of his time at Stamford Bridge, but has always found it difficult to contain himself when scoring such an important goal. PSG’s equaliser at the time was more than deserved, as they’d been the better side over two legs, so the Brazilian admitted such emotions took control of him.
“I’m sorry for the emotion I showed. It was difficult because I was so happy to win, but I was also happy at Chelsea. I said before I wouldn’t celebrate but there was so much emotion, I couldn’t control it. I am so happy to qualify. All the supporters and every single person in the club tried to help me from my first day at Chelsea to the last day,” said Luiz.
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