Multi-hero wherever he goes, David Luiz has reached high esteem in Flamengo. Kind of a silent captain, he won his first national title in his career by winning the Copa do Brasil and now he can say he also has a title Editors. Important in reconfiguring the red and black defense, which was going through a moment of insecurity, the player changed his teammates.
David now adds in his career the Portuguese Championship (2009/10) and the League Cup (2008/09 and 2009/10) for Benfica, the Champions League (2011/12), the European League (2012/13 and 2018/19), the English (2016/ 17) and the FA Cup (2011/12 and 2017/18) for Chelsea, France (2014/15 and 2015/16), the Coupe de France (2014/15 and 2015/16), the French League Cup (2014)/15 and 2015 /16), the French Supercup (2015 and 2016) with Paris Saint-Germain, as well as the FA Cup (2019/20) and the Super Cup (2020) with Arsenal, and Campeonato Baiano (2005) with Al-Nassr and two Cups LFL.
“Thank God for everything I have lived through in my career. He has always supported me and given me the opportunity to compete for great titles. Joining such a select group is a reason for so much gratitude, because there have been countless people who have helped me and helped me to be here, I do What I love, to have the same oxygen as when I started my professional career, at the age of 17, and with this special title at the biggest club in America.To win this trio, today I go to sleep and thank God so much. I never imagined I would have the chance to win so many nicknames,” David stated.
Announced at FC Rio in September 2021 after long negotiations, the experienced defender was a fantastic signing for last season. Despite a good start, he suffered a significant injury and has only signed with the team once and for all this year. With defensive instability high after a magical year in 2019, Flamengo found David an important figure.
Put your feet on the ground for the World Cup
With the title of Libertadores, questions about the Club World Cup inevitably began to arise, which will appear Real MadridEuropean Champions League champion. When asked if he would have to mark Vinicius Jr., David Luiz answered with humor:
“I do not wish [risos]He said:
“First, we have to be humble and have a lot to develop and grow. This is not the time to think about the World Cup. Ambition and humility, because we know that the semi-final will be very difficult. And then, who knows, maybe you will seek that title in the final “.
Fee in the locker room
At the end of the 2021 season, with vices in the Libertadores and the Brazilian Championship, the fans bid farewell to Flamengo at the Maracana with boos. In the defeat to Santos, David Luiz asked the group to mature when leaving the field.
“Boos are part of a great club that used to win. It’s up to us to have the humility to know what we haven’t done well and improve. football You have to have Brio and willpower and this group needs to mature and grow and these are the lessons for next year,” he said at the time.
Inside the locker room, the player also gave a powerful speech. Comfortable posture charge for some athletes at key moments. Anticipating 2022, David gave a message about what needs to be improved.
“Father” to Rodini
Copa do Brasil champion, Rodini embraced David Luiz, who was confident of a successful penalty that secured the trophy. The defender and full-back made an agreement to get early to the club, and in the end, the work paid off.
“I told him: ‘Rudy, I have the opportunity to meet you, I see a player with huge potential, which I probably did not see in some of the big clubs I played in abroad. But you are far from being a professional. And I said to him, ‘I’m here to help you,'” David told SporTV after the match at the Maracana.
Leo Pereira’s transformation
After the first semester in crisis with Paulo Sousa, the arrival of Dorival Jr. completely changes the atmosphere at Flamengo. One of the athletes who symbolizes the role of the key is precisely David’s partner in defense, Leo Pereira. From being criticized, he became a starter and was praised by fans.
“Leo is a great player, with great quality, and one day I had a conversation with Leo and was very honest with him. I said: Leo, as long as I don’t see your eyes shining and the flame shining inside you, things won’t happen in football. I’m telling you from the bottom of my heart, I played with Quality players to play for any team in Brazil and all you have to do is put in there. And take it out every day I know you’ve had a lot of bad times here at Flamengo, it’s not easy. There may have been a few people who hugged you, but forget it. Now it’s time, a new moment’ time.’ And I talked about it when we weren’t there.’ David said in an interview with GE.
Champions League and Libertadores
Lifting the Copa Libertadores for Flamengo, David Luiz entered a select group of players who conquered South America and Europe. He won the Champions League with Chelsea in the 2012 season.
Who was also on the list and was a continental champion for Fla is right-back Rafinha, who was part of the squad for the 2019 Rubro-Negro title. Bayern MunichFrom Germany in 2013.
Cafu for the city of São Paulo in 1992 and 1993 and for MilanFrom Italy in 2007; Dida, by Sea trip In 1997 and Milan in Italy in 2003 and 2007 and Ronaldinho Gaucho for Barcelona in Spain in 2006 and Atletico MG in 2013; And the NeymarFor Santos in 2011 and Barcelona in 2015, there are other Brazilians who have achieved this feat.
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