Chelsea defender David Luiz hoping for Brazil recall

Chelsea defender David Luiz has said that he is hopeful of making another comeback with Brazil under the guidance of Tite. The versatile defender last featured for the South American giants in an international friendly against Australia last year and he has since been in the wilderness after going through a poor 2017/18 season.

However, with the current campaign, Luiz has managed to cemented a regular berth at the heart of the defence for Chelsea and speaking to reporters, the centre-back remains optimistic of returning to the national team fold, he said: “Tite’s will. I will always be at their disposal because I love my country. Tite is doing an excellent job. In Brazil we are not used to giving time to managers. Thankfully they have been able to do so with Tite after the World Cup. I am sure that he is doing [everything] in the best way possible, because he’s amassed positive results for a long period of time. I hope Brazil keeps on growing and reaches the next World Cup in good form.”

Luiz joined the Blues from Paris Saint-Germain for a second stint during the summer of 2016 and he thereafter cemented one of the three central positions as the Blues went on to win the Premier League crown under Antonio Conte. However, he could not replicate the feat during the previous campaign where he had form and fitness issues and this saw him make just 12 appearances for the club across all competitions.

Owing to this, there were suggestions that he could make way from the west London giants during the summer but things have paved differently for him with new manager Maurizio Sarri said to fancy his style of play. Luiz has been ever-present for the Blues during the ongoing league campaign and of late, there have been reports indicating that the club are keen to reward him with a new contract beyond June 2019.