Andreas Christensen has told said that David Luiz helped him a lot when he broke into Chelsea’s starting XI this season, likening the Brazilian’s personality and influence within the squad to former captain John Terry.
“David makes it easy for everyone, that’s just the way he is,” the Dane said ahead of Wednesday’s launch of Chelsea’s “Say No To Antisemitism” campaign, which is backed by owner Roman Abramovich. “He’s a little bit like JT. I remember one of my first visits [to Chelsea] and David was here. I wanted to take a picture with him and he did this weird face to the camera. He’s just the same now.
“Coming into the team [as a young player] he’s a little bit like JT — you just feel his vibe and he wants to succeed as well. He’s made it a lot easier [for me] to come back from the loan spell and come into the team.
“Having met him and been in the squad with him before, and then come back, he wants the best for the club, for everyone in it, and you can feel that every day.”
Asked if he felt awkward taking Luiz’s place, Christensen replied: “No. You don’t think about that stuff.
I go into every game trying to perform so he can’t get his place back, and he tries to perform like he wants to play as well. You don’t think about that — you just try to perform every time.”
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