After a successful night’s work on the pitch, David Luiz explained the significance of Chelsea’s trip to Boston off it, and he also looked forward to the arrival of Christian Pulisic, the American international who will join us next season.
We beat New England Revolution in the Final Whistle On Hate game at Gillette Stadium, bringing to an end a productive three days in Massachusetts leading the fight against discrimination and specifically antisemitism.
David Luiz played his part by thrilling local schoolchildren on Tuesday and he detailed the underlying message of the trip and how much he has enjoyed it.
‘We came here to try to be a big example and make people understand everybody is the same,’ the Brazilian said.
‘It doesn’t matter the skin colour, it doesn’t matter the social class, it doesn’t matter anything. Everybody should respect each other.
‘It was great to come to a different country, miles away from home, and you feel the same love like you feel at home. I just have to say thank you so much to everybody here. We came here for a big cause, not to play football but to make people understand, especially the new generation, that nobody is different to anybody else.’
Turning to matters on the field, David Luiz will soon have a new American team-mate at Cobham. After a game in the United States and the Europa League final to come, Christian Pulisic will link up with the Blues.
‘Christian is going to bring us a lot of talent,’ said David Luiz of the 20-year-old’s imminent arrival.
‘We are waiting for him to help him to try to develop fast and to help us. He is a great player and I think he is going to have a great future for us.’