Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has this evening taken time to single out David Luiz for individual praise following the Brazilian’s impressive performance vs Tottenham.
The London rivals went head-to-head in a Premier League matchup at Wembley Stadium (the temporary home of Spurs) this afternoon, with Chelsea already under pressure following their opening day defeat at home to Burnley.
A brace from surprise hero Marcos Alonso gave the Blues a hard-fought victory, though there were several standout performances for the away side.
Man of the Match
None were more impressive than David Luiz, who slotted into the heart of his side’s midfield to control proceedings throughout the 90 minutes.
Cool and composed in possession and hard in the tackle, the wily Brazilian was at the heart of everything his side did right this afternoon, with Blues boss Antonio Conte not shy in his post-game praise:
‘It was an amazing performance. He played with great experience, great personality. He was a point of reference.’
‘Don’t forget that we played with four new players from last season. When you change two players like Luiz and Cahill and replace with young players like Christensen and Rudiger- it was only his second appearance – then it’s not easy.’
‘Despite this we showed great desire to stay compact, not to lose the balance and to show that we are champions.’