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David Luiz: Critics 'can't kill me'

February 27, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Chelsea defender David Luiz has insisted he believes in his own ability despite the criticism he has received this season.

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GettyImagesDavid Luiz scored his second of the season

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Luiz scored the opening goal as Chelsea returned to winning ways against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday, a rare high point for the player in a campaign which has been dogged by defensive mishaps.

The Brazilian told Chelsea TV: "The guys who have never touched a ball can't kill me. This is impossible. Because I know my life when I didn't have anything, I know my life when my family needed me a lot.

"I know my life when I left home at 14 years of age and I told them 'I will come back one day and give you a good life'.

"I play in a big team and when a big doesn't win for five games or six games, the pressure's so, so big. I believe in my job, I believe in my work every day, I believe in me. I know my football, I know my personality.''

"All the players defended well, not just David, not just (Gary) Cahill, not just Ashley (Cole) or Ivo (Branislav Ivanovic) - all the team defended well.

"This is needed for the rest of the games. I want now a clean sheet for the next game.''