The defender of Chelsea, David Luiz, has said that he wants to become the captain of the Chelsea team. Luiz gave this statement while talking to the reporters ahead of the club world cup semi final match against Monterrey which is going to be played at the Nissan Stadium, Yokohama.

The regular captain of Chelsea, John Terry, is out of the team at the moment because of the knee injury that he had discovered in the Premier League match against Liverpool a few weeks back. In his absence, the goalkeeper Petr Cech has been captaining the team in the last few matches.

When Luiz was asked whether he would like to lead the Chelsea team in the future, he said, “Yes, off course. I would love to take over the captaincy. Frankly speaking, I think I have got decent leadership qualities and if given the opportunity, I can do a fine job as a captain. Captaining a big team like Chelsea is a great challenge and I love challenges.”

“We are going through a tough phase with our captain and some key players injured at the moment. So, the younger guys should take the responsibility.”

When asked about the new manager of the team, Luiz said, “Rafael is a great manager. He has brought a lot of positivity with him and our performance in the last couple of games is clearly indicating towards this. We have gone through a few tough weeks, but, we are slowly getting into the groove again.”

When asked about his poor form in the ongoing season, Luiz said, “Frankly speaking, I don’t think I have performed that badly in the last few matches. I admit that I haven’t been at my best, but, I have been decent so far. I have been working hard in the training sessions and hopefully, I would be able to shut the critics’ mouth with my performance in the upcoming games.”