Luiz sends a word of advice to his adopted country.
Brazil vice-captain and Chelsea defender David Luiz has given England some advice ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
Luiz’s nation are the hosts and will be among the favourites to lift the trophy for a record sixth time, whilst the Three Lions have not managed to progress further than the semi-finals since 1990.
However, despite no longer being considered one of the great footballing countries in world football, the Blues star thinks the English just need to believe in themselves more.
“England need to believe,” the South American was quoted by the Mirror.
“I think sometimes the English people don’t have enough belief and say ‘ah, ok if we get to the semi-final it’s a title for us’ but if you’re to win anything big in your life, not just in football, you need to believe first.”
Luiz knows what it’s like to taste success, having won the Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League since a £21.5m transfer to Stamford Bridge in 2011.
The 26-year-old also triumphed with the Samba Boys at the Confederations Cup last summer, cruising to a somewhat surprising 3-0 victory against European and world champions Spain.
Despite having not enjoyed as much first team football in west London this season under Jose Mourinho, Luiz is still expected to play a key part in Brazil’s campaign.
Mourinho is unsure of the centre-back’s defensive capabilities and has generally played Gary Cahill and captain John Terry as a result, although often utlising the Brazilian in midfield instead.
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