Luiz shrugs off further criticism

The Daily Mail reports that Chelsea defender David Luiz is happy for critics to continue saying negative things, because he has endured much worse in his life than their abuse.

The Brazilian international has received much criticism for some of Chelsea’s stuttering performances this season and the errors made have been highlighted by leading pundits.

Luiz arrived from Portuguese side Benfica in January 2011 and has endeared himself to the Blues’ fans with his wacky hairstyle and confident style. The 24 year old opened the scoring against Bolton last weekend and enjoyed one of his best performances in a Chelsea shirt.

Luiz said: “The guys who have never touched a ball can’t kill me. This is impossible. Because I know my life when I didn’t have anything, I know my life when my family needed me a lot. I know my life when I left home at 14 years of age and I told them “I will come back one day and give you a good life”.

The 24 year old continued: ‘I play in a big team and when a big team doesn’t win for five or six games, the pressure’s so, so big. I believe in my job, I believe in my work every day, I believe in me. I know my football, I know my personality.’

Luiz scored his second of the season in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Bolton at the weekend, taking his tally to four since his move from Portugal. The Brazilian is expected to feature in Brazil’s Tuesday night clash with Bosnia-Herzegovina, before returning for Chelsea’s next game on Saturday away to West Bromwich Albion.

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