Chelsea star David Luiz believes the Blues have the quality to challenge for every major trophy next season.
With Eden Hazard now a Real Madrid players and all the speculation surrounding the future of boss Maurizio Sarri and his potential swoop to Juventus, it is an uncertain future for the club.
But Luiz looks certain to be part of the clubs troubles over the next few seasons after the Brazilian was rewarded with a new two-year deal in May after a string of impressive performances and he has told fans that we still have the quality to win things next season.
He told the magazine: ‘The new contract means a lot as well. I’m glad to be here, so happy to be at this club. I love this club and I still have the ambition of a young player, so that’s why I have this opportunity to show I have the same hunger.’
David Luiz firmly believes that his hunger is shared by his Chelsea team-mates, who fought back after some underwhelming winter months to end the season on a high.
‘I think a few months ago, nobody would have believed that Chelsea could come back and finish in the top three. We did that and now we have also won in a European final against Arsenal.
‘I think if we keep this mentality, take all the positive things we did this season and if we continue to improve and learn, we are going to be fighting for every title around the world.
‘You think about winning every single competition because if it’s not like that, you cannot play for a big club.’
Meanwhile, Didier Drogba has backed Frank Lampard to replace Maurizio Sarri.
Sarri was brought in to get Champions League football for next season, which he accomplished by finishing third in the Premier League, and then added the Europa League title to his cabinet, which should have saved his job with the club.
And after it emerged that we had reportedly opened talks to sign Lampard from Derby, Drogba has backed the legend to replace Sarri when he leaves the club in the coming days.
“I think it is a very good option for the club,” he said on the Daily Star.
“He has done well with Derby, you know, taking the team to the play-off final and I think it is a very good option for the club.
“So he is never going to be ready, then?” he continued, when asked if Lampard’s experience counted against him.
“Does he have to wait until he is 40 or 50 to be ready?
“I think it depends on your experience and depends on your desire to succeed and do it.
“If he feels ready I don’t think it is too early.”
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