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David Luiz: Amazing spirit

David Luiz believes the Blues showed the greater attacking intent in Saturday’s thrilling draw against Manchester United and feels our late equaliser was just reward for a positive display...

In a dominant first-half performance, the Blues took the lead thanks to Toni Rudiger’s header and the Brazilian believes we could have been more goals to the good before the interval.

‘We tried to win from the beginning of the game,’ he said. ‘We controlled the game with possession, trying to create some space to score some goals. They came with a plan just to defend and play on the counter-attack.

‘I think in the first half it was just us who played. We could have done better by scoring the second goal to kill the game, but it is never easy to win in the Premier League, especially against a big opponent.

‘It gave them a chance because we had only scored one goal and in the second half they came and scored a lucky goal with the ball touching a player and bouncing about. After they scored they had a bit more confidence, and it was a great game. This is the Premier League against fantastic teams, so we have to keep going and try to work hard.’
 

After Anthony Martial’s brace put the visitors on the brink of taking all three points, the Blues earned a share of the spoils thanks to a Ross Barkley goal in the sixth minute of stoppage time.

David Luiz played a key role as it was his powerful header from a Cesar Azpilicueta cross which rebounded off the woodwork and led to Barkley smashing home from close range.

‘Even though we were 2-1 down, we kept trying to score the equaliser and we did that in the end so I think the spirit was amazing,’ he said.

‘This was a big game against a big club, and it is always like this. We have to realise we had amazing spirit to try and score the second goal and we did that in the end.

‘We are happy we have gone this many games without losing, but we are keeping on working hard to try and improve our team because it is just the beginning.’
 

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