David Luiz has revealed that Jose Mourinho sold him to Paris Saint-Germain during his first stint at Chelsea, because he was too “optimistic”.
The Brazilian defender returned to Stamford Bridge last summer and on Friday night won the Premier League title under Antonio Conte.
During his second spell, Luiz has established himself as a key member of the Blues squad and has played 32 matches already. He has now spoken about why he left the club the first time.
“Hey, that is not just Mourinho,” Luiz told The Daily Mail.
“In Brazil, they say it, too. Defenders must be pessimists. I cannot be that. I am an optimist in my life.
“I don’t want to take my small boat and go against a wave of 20 metres. Maybe I can go around the sides, and we’ll arrive. I’ll try to find a way.
“I’m positive. I always think and dream of the best things. But I know where I am.”