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Luiz: Chelsea will miss me

David Luiz believes Chelsea will rue letting him go and feels Frank Lampard also had 'lots to offer' the club.

Last Updated: 14/08/14 at 10:32 Post Comment

David Luiz: Taking on a new challenge in France

David Luiz: Taking on a new challenge in France

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Jose Mourinho decided to cash in on Luiz prior to the World Cup finals, with Paris Saint-Germain taking the distinctive centre-half in a £50million deal.

The 27-year-old has moved on after three productive years at Stamford Bridge that delivered FA Cup and UEFA Champions League triumphs.

Luiz feels he played a leading role in those successes and is at a stage in his career where he is reaching is peak.

For that reason, he expects there to be some regrets when Chelsea reflect on the decision to do business with a European rival.

Luiz said in The Sun: “I have to believe that Chelsea or any team will miss me. I’m not arrogant but I’m confident in my own abilities.

“Paris paid a lot for me so they obviously believe in me – it is nice to be at a club where they really want you and where they show belief in you.”

Luiz has also expressed his surprise at seeing Chelsea allow vastly-experienced midfielder Lampard leave at the end of his contract – freeing him to sign for New York City and join their sister club Manchester City on loan.

He added: “I can only speak about my experience of playing with Frank and I still think he has lots to offer at the highest level.

“Not just because he is a great player, but also because of his experience in big games.”

As he prepares to take on a new challenge in France, Luiz is convinced that in joining PSG he has linked up with a club that is capable of challenging for major prizes at home and abroad.

He said: “I have good memories of Chelsea. I won the Champions League.

“I hope it’s not my only victory. I believe I can win it again with Paris.

“I have as much chance of winning major trophies here as at Chelsea or any other club in Europe.”

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