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Luiz wants more European glory

03 May 2013 14:17:29

Luiz wants more European glory

David Luiz is determined to finish his second season at Chelsea in the manner his first ended - with a European trophy.

Luiz's spectacular goal saw last season's Champions League winners beat Basle 3-1 in the Europa League semi-final second leg to complete a 5-2 aggregate triumph and set up a May 15 final against his former club Benfica in Amsterdam.

"I want one more title, not just the final," Luiz told Chelsea TV.

"It will be a difficult game against a big club, a great team. We need to win.

"(Benfica are) a team everyone knows. I have Benfica in my heart because it gave me the opportunity to come to Europe."

Chelsea interim boss Rafael Benitez believes the Brazilian, who he deployed in central midfield, was playing within himself for fear of a suspension that would rule him out of the final.

"David is showing everyone how good he is," Benitez said. "He can use both feet, he can pass, he can win (the ball) in the air."

It was Luiz whose last-gasp free-kick in Switzerland earned Chelsea the first-leg advantage and he has now scored three in five games following a 35-yard effort at Fulham.

He was unable to pick his best effort and hopes his next goal will be even better.

"It's always special when you can score and when you can help the team," Luiz said. "It's difficult to choose one. I'll wait for the next one."


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