Sitting watching Brazil get humiliated by Germany last night, it became clear that Chelsea have done amazingly well in negotiating a deal...
Sitting watching Brazil get humiliated by Germany last night, it became clear that Chelsea have done amazingly well in negotiating a deal worth £50m for David Luiz to PSG.
I had said to people close to me that after watching Brazil's opening game of the tournament that I could not see them winning the competition as they couldn't defend. They had left themselves wide open time and time again and when they come up against better opposition, they would find it difficult. No one expected to see what we all witnessed last night.
One thing became clear to me concerning Luiz and that's the fact that he needs a leader and someone who is an organiser in that defensive line next to him because without it, he is quite literally lost!.
Now do not get me wrong here, I love and respect Luiz as a person and for his involvement in winning the Europa League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League, but think about it, it was always playing with someone who could guide him, next to him.
Whether it was next to John Terry or Gary Cahill, Luiz would and could thrive in the fact that he knew he would have someone next to him to cover. I am certain that playing next to Thiago Silva in Paris (an organiser and leader) that Luiz will play better.
As we know on some occasions, he was found out and made mistakes that had been highlighted by the opinion of numerous pundits and newspaper reporters up and down the country.
I will say this about David Luiz and his performance last night. He played the game with his heart and not with his head. He got caught up in the emotion and expectation of the Brazilian people and unfortunately, couldn't cope.
For the goals, he got caught out of position time and time again. He left his position in the defensive line to fight for balls that he never needed to and with that, didn't win the tackles. Luiz quite literally lost his head and seemed like he had given up. He gave a performance that was every single critics dream.
It wasn't just David Luiz, all the rest of the back four had really, really poor games and if anything looked for someone to organise, to be the voice and to get the team together to play for each other. It never came and that simply never happened.
Respect to the German's for taking full advantage and for their demonstration of being a complete team and a group of players who work hard for each other.
Come on Chelsea fans! I want to hear your voices and opinions on the performance of David Luiz last night and the fact that we managed to get £50m for him.