David Luiz heaps praise on Benitez

Playing David Luiz in midfieldChelsea interim boss Rafael Benitez has helped the squad recover from a lack of confidence this season, believes David Luiz.

When the Spaniard took over at Stamford Bridge, the club were struggling both domestically and on the European stage.

The 26-year-old feels that the squad has a much better feel to it as the campaign draws to a close and things look much better as they prepare for a Europa League final.

Luiz has been one of the stand-out performers for the Blues this term, scoring some stunning goals, including one in the 3-1 win over Basel on Thursday night.

Luiz said: “All season, we’ve tried our best, but now the team has more confidence to play together and in the philosophy of Rafa Benitez.

“Everyone wants to play in the Champions League next year, everyone wants to win one title this season. We need to show the character, to show our best and to win the Europa League title.”

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