David Luiz: Any season is a s*** season when Chelsea don't win a trophy

Wednesday's Champions League exit sees Chelsea up against it to claim any silverware this season as they remain outsiders for the Premier League title

David Luiz knows any season without a trophy is bad for a club like Chelsea, but does not believe the players could have done any more.

Jose Mourinho's first campaign back at the Stamford Bridge helm has been impressive yet may well end without silverware.

Chelsea were knocked out of the Champions League at the semi-final juncture by Atletico Madrid on Wednesday and now only have the Barclays Premier League to fight for.

The Blues play their penultimate game of the season against Norwich on Sunday - a match they approach two points off the top after their smash-and-grab 2-0 win at leaders Liverpool last weekend.

The bookmakers expect Mourinho's men to eventually fall short in that title bid and, despite ending the season without a trophy, Luiz remains upbeat.

 

"This is football," he said. "We need to be a man as it is not always possible to win.

"The season we won the Champions League was a s*** season until the end and then we won two titles. It is normal.

"Now, we keep fighting in the league because mathematically we can win. We cannot win automatically, it will be difficult.

"We are a big club and we want to win trophies, but the most important thing is to have a personality.

"You need to fight in many situations. This is sport, this is football. Everyone speaks about results, that's true.

"You can say it is a bad season if you don't have trophies in a season at a big club, that is true.

"But in the end you need to remember everyone here is human. Everyone here gave their best all season everyone can make mistakes sometimes. That is normal. But you cannot hide yourself from any situations."

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Luiz will return to Brazil for the World Cup this summer proud of his endeavours for Chelsea, which has seen him deployed in several different positions.

The 27-year-old downplayed talk that he could exit the west Londoners this summer - "My future is about God" - and believes Chelsea will kick on strongly next season.

"I do my job every day," Luiz said. "We gave everything. It is not a s*** season apart from the result when you don't have a trophy.

"If there were many poor games, when you didn't play, didn't run, didn't give your best then fine.

"But we gave our best in many, many games like Wednesday, but sometimes possible to win sometimes not.

"Next season there is a plan. We have many, many fantastic players and everyone wants to win trophies because it is normal when you sit at home on the sofa and watch television to see Chelsea fighting for trophies."

That fight was epitomised by captain John Terry, who was mocked by some for leaving the field in tears after Atletico Madrid triumphed 3-1 on Wednesday.

"Everyone is crying," Luiz added. "Nobody likes to lose a Champions League semi-final, not just John.

"We have to remember we are lucky people who have the best job in the world. We have to respect that people at home do not have the same life as us."

PA

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