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David Luiz takes swipe at Carragher for 'brain freeze' criticism

Ex-Arsenal and Chelsea defender David Luiz has taken aim at Jamie Carragher for previous comments...

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06:44 13 Aug 2021



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David Luiz takes swipe at Carragher for 'brain freeze' criticism

Off The Ball
Off The Ball

06:44 13 Aug 2021

Ex-Arsenal and Chelsea defender David Luiz has taken aim at Jamie Carragher for previous comments he has made about the Brazilian. 

Currently unattached after a two-year spell in North London, Luiz has had plenty of time to mull over what's been said about him by certain uncomplimentary pundits.

A Premier League, Champions League and Europa League winner twice over with Chelsea, the 34-year-old has picked up plenty more medals besides to go along with this haul.

Nevertheless, David Luiz remains a figure of fun for many.

Having previously referenced the defender's "brain freezes", Carragher's comments have clearly stuck in the mind of the Brazilian.

David Luiz May 19th, 2012: Chelsea's David Luiz celebrates with the trophy after the UEFA Champions League final | PA Images

"It is funny, some people talk about how to win the Premier League, but they have never won it," he said in an interview with the Daily Mail. "Jamie Carragher never won the Premier League."

"They talk and say, 'This player is not right for this league'. Yet I won the league. These people have forgotten the past."

Signed by Chelsea in 2011, Luiz spent three-and-a-half seasons with the club before departing for PSG in the French Ligue 1. Picking up all there was to win there domestically, he surprisingly returned to Chelsea in 2016 and enjoyed three more seasons with the club before joining Arsenal.

Currently on the look-out for a new deal with a club, he was at pains to point out his strong legacy in the Premier League.

"I use the word perception," he remarked, speaking about how he is remembered. "I am not going to fight to change the perception of these people, who decide to have this view of me because they want to.

"They have not analysed me properly. I am not going to waste my time on that. But I will always say — every single time I trained or played, I did my best. I played with my heart.

"I arrived in England, at 23, and I was a defender who played from the back — no one did that, I was different. Some did not like it.

"Now, 11 years later, everyone does it… 'Ah, isn’t he a great defender, he can play from the back!'"

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