David Luiz speaks on Abramovich dumping Chelsea – Daily Post Nigeria
Chelsea defender, David Luiz, has insisted that owner Roman Abramovich remains passionate about the club.
Abramovich has been absent from Stamford Bridge all through the 2018/2019 season, amid his ongoing standoff with the UK government.
The Russia was last year declined his application to extend his tier-1 investor visa and Chelsea officials have been forced to deny that their owner is open to selling the club to British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
But Luiz has said Abramovich is as keen on the club’s success on the pitch as ever.
“He has been away but his heart is here.
“He loves this club. He is the one who built Chelsea.
“Everything at Chelsea changed because of him. The results speak for themselves: 15 trophies in 15 years. He came here to do something amazing and he did it.
“I had the opportunity to talk with him last week, to decide my future. He loves the club and everything that is inside the club, not just the people. He wants to win everything. He is still in love with the club and wants to do more.
“It is difficult for him, but his heart is with us, he tries to be involved every single day. He is still really passionate for the club. He is still thinking in the same way. He has the same hunger, thinking about winning. He doesn’t want to lose energy,” Luiz told Daily Mail.