League at the semi-final stage on Wednesday night to leave the Premier
League as their only hope for silverware this term
night’s 3-1 loss to Atletico Madrid saw Jose Mourinho’s side crash out
of the Champions League at the semi-final stage, with earlier exits in
the FA Cup and Capital One Cup leaving just the league title to claim.
are outsiders to win a fifth top-flight crown following recent losses
to Sunderland and Crystal Palace but Luiz feels that a trophy is a must
if the season is not to be deemed a failure.
“You can say it is a s*** season if you don’t have trophies in a season at a big club. That is true,” Luiz told reporters.
are a big club and we want to win trophies. We keep fighting in the
league. We cannot win automatically. It will be difficult.
have many fantastic players and everyone wants to win trophies. It is
normal when you sit at home and watch television to see Chelsea fighting
“We need to be men and 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 at the end.”
gave Chelsea the lead on Wednesday night before goals from Adrian Lopez,
Diego Costa and Arda Turan saw the Primera Division leaders progress to
Captain John Terry was seen in tears at the final
whistle, an expression of emotion that Luiz admires as it shows a
player’s “personality” and “fight”.
He continued: “Everyone is crying. Nobody likes to lose a Champions League semi-final – not just John.
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
“The most important thing is the personalities for me. We
need to fight in many situations. This is sport, this is football.
Everyone speaks about results but, in the end, you need to remember
everyone here is human. Everyone gave their best all season. Everyone
can make mistakes – that is normal – but you cannot hide yourself from
“I do my job every day. I gave everything. If
there were many s*** games, when you didn’t run, then fine but we gave
our best in many, many games but sometimes it’s possible to win,