John Terry: David Luiz can become a Chelsea legend

13 May 2011 10:51
ShareDavid Luiz can become a Chelsea legend according to Blues skipper John Terry, who has been so enthused by the Brazilian defender's impact since his arrival at Stamford Bridge.

Luiz was a ?25million recruit in the January transfer window from Portuguese outfit Benfica and has been an instant success in the Barclays Premier League.

Although the 24-year-old did not enjoy the best of afternoon's during last weekend's defeat to title rivals Manchester United - the centre-half replaced at the interval - he has forged a formidable partnership alongside England captain.

One of the greats: John Terry believes David Luiz can become a Chelsea legend

And Terry has backed Luiz to bounce back from a disappointing performance at Old Trafford when they face Newcastle on Sunday at Stamford Bridge, certain that the young defender has the right qualities to become one of the club's all-time greats.

'David is a great lad to have around and a talent on the field,' said Terry. 'He will be a Chelsea legend.

'He is young and likes to enjoy training but it is important the fans know that on a match day he is very serious and focused.

Mean streak: Luiz has been hugely impressive since he signed for Chelsea for ?25million from Benfica in January

'With his ability on the ball, he could step into midfield quite easily,but at the back he reads it so well and he has shown great confidence for his age.

'He wants to learn and he wants to stay out longer in training.

'He cares for the club and that has touched me quite a bit.'

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