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Luiz has got the message?

Luiz has got the message?

Pardon me if anyone else has written something similar but I've not seen it anywhere if they did.

I missed Saturday's match due to a trip abroad and haven't even been able to force myself to watch the 'highlights' so what I'm about to say may have applied then too.

Last night, at St Andrews against Birmingham, David Luiz was more than solid, he was uncompromising in almost an English style, using his speed and reading of the game to get to the ball before the attacker and then, most importantly, 'launching it towards row Z', where previously he'd get there first and try something fancy even though the attacker was still an immediate threat.

Now I don't want David to turn into a Neanderthal centre back and completely bury the superb passing/ dribbling ability he has, but we all know that there's a right time and place for that and it's not when a pacey striker is a stride away and his supporting cast is pouring forward.

Someone (RDM?) has clearly had a word and I certainly welcome it; he can become a great centre back if the penny has finally dropped.

Does anyone else feel the same?

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Date:Thursday March 8 2012
Time: 4:33PM


DL has played much better in the past few months. He's been more composed and smarter. It seems he's improved since Terry has been out, maybe he's more comfortable on the the right than the left.
08/03/2012 16:53:00
Sorry, I meant more comfortable on the left than the right
08/03/2012 16:53:00
he is a rare player he almost invents his own position kind of a box to box defensive striker
08/03/2012 16:56:00
i just think he has just realised in the uk sometimes and more often than not you just got to hoof it out! simple. he thought he was better than he wes. he is learning
08/03/2012 17:10:00
Luiz looks more comfortable in Terry's position and may actually work very well with Cahill - only time will tell. But I am sure his next mistake will open a can of worms from fans pretty soon.
08/03/2012 17:12:00
I love the pair of Luiz and Cahill, it is beginning to gel gradually
08/03/2012 17:48:00
he certainly has learnt as he is clearing the ball with a no nonsense hoof.
08/03/2012 17:48:00
looool @ box to box defensive striker
08/03/2012 17:51:00
Agree with the general sentiment here. He has cut out the silliness lately and does seem more comfortable on the left, already forming a pretty good partnership with Cahill which is all very encouraging indeed. Luiz has all the attributes to be a top, top CB. He is still raw but if he can learn and develop as he is showing signs of doing, then our defence could be in pretty safe hands for many years to come. If Barca eff off that is!
08/03/2012 18:05:00
Box 2 box defensive striker! What a label, what a position...only Sideshow Bob can harness such a power...well, his display against Birmingham showed that there was a focus on the basics of play and he showed his brilliance. I recall a moment he dropped his head to clear a ball and nearly got it knocked off. I'm guessing our focus now is not to get fancy and get the fundamentals down. His hair has really gotten huge lately.
Kiff Shot
08/03/2012 18:23:00
If he stops the craziness when it comes to dangerous situations then I think we will be fine. Luiz will certainly go down as a legend one day at the Bridge.
08/03/2012 18:23:00
Good point about Barca SB. Luiz's talent and potential are obvious. The more he improves his defensive game the more teams will start lining up for his services. Luckily he seems like a pretty loyal person.
08/03/2012 18:25:00
Skill is not silliness. Titus Bramble, English. David Luiz, Brazillian. Get it?!
08/03/2012 18:39:00
The Luiz Cahill CB pairing will be our preferred CB pairing in the near future..both pacy and quite comfortable on the ball, both significant goal scoring threats going forward and both quite capable of devolving to the traditional no nonsense "destroyer" type CB when needed.
08/03/2012 19:01:00
well said foreign_viewer
08/03/2012 19:32:00
EPL viewers dont seem to appreciate the player David Luiz is. People think that a good CB is one who does career threatening tackles & hoofs the ball anywhere outside the 18yrd box. He is a modern CB. His skillset complements his game. Rather than clear the ball out of the box & lose possesion he can dribble & pass the ball safely which shows he can think under pressure. He can & does attack thus giving an air of unpredictability leading to his 4 goals. All he needs to work on is his interception (which is ok) & he‘ll be amongst the best.
08/03/2012 19:57:00
It will only be a matter of time when David shows his true talent.
08/03/2012 20:11:00
Luis is 100% better than terry, those lazy and over paid english players only over work him. He has been playing his wing and cole's wing these days and if terry comes in now that will be another extra work for the poor guy. Cole, terry, lampard are the main chelsea problem even sturidge is begining to follow their bad foot steps, who knows may be tomorrow cahil would start his own trouble. Better football countries like Spain, Brazil, Germany, France etc that always have superior players with football brains never have players that cause trouble in their clubs. England is a nice country with *****y, arrogant and brainless footballers.
08/03/2012 21:39:00
Oh my god! David De Gae is soo naive! ManUre 1 Atletic 3! Hahahaahhaahahha!
08/03/2012 21:52:00
Final score Manure 2(2nd goal pen) Atletic 3.
08/03/2012 21:57:00
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