The Brazilian national team defender claimed to have a strong inner bond with the Portuguese club, in fact he had a hard time leaving the club in 2011. Now, Luiz Wants to go back there before hanging up his boots.
For information, David Luiz himself joined Benfica when he was very young, 19 years old. Since he first joined, Luiz has immediately penetrated the main squad and become a mainstay in the Portuguese club’s back line.
Then, in the summer transfer market in 2011, Luiz then received proposals from Chelsea. Although in the end shined at the Premier League club, David Luiz admitted it was very difficult to leave Benfica.
Until finally, Rui Costa, who was working as a sporting director at the time, assured him that the club would still accept Luiz back at any time. But now, it’s time for the player to show his quality to the world.
“So Rui Costa, Benfica’s director of football, pulled me in and we talked. I’m afraid to close my story at Benfica, the love and satisfaction I feel from living in the country and playing for Benfica, ”
“I told Rui Costa, ‘I don’t want to go, I want to survive, I want to survive’. Rui also said something that touched my heart: ‘The door will always be open for you.”
“You need to show your soccer game to the whole world,” David Luiz said in an interview with SporTV.
Sure enough, David Luiz then recorded success together with Chelsea, he won the European Champions League trophy in his inaugural season. Had to leave to Paris Saint-Germain before returning to Stamford bridge again.
Since the transfer market last summer, the Brazilian has joined Arsenal.
Now, Luiz is 32 years old, no longer a young age for a professional footballer. Therefore, the former Paris Saint-Germain player is determined to return to Benfica before hanging up his boots later.
“I have never lost contact with Benfica, I have it in my heart, everyone knows that I want to return,” said David Luiz.