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Luiz ´hungry´ for Europa League success

14 May 2013 15:25

Chelsea defender David Luiz is eager to add the UEFA Europa League to his list of trophies with the club.

The Brazilian won the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League in his first full season at Stamford Bridge, and will look to add to those medals when he faces former club Benfica in Wednesday's final at the Amsterdam Arena.

"When you win something and you finish you are hungry again," Luiz said.

"So last year I ate beef, now I have chicken but I'm still really hungry and want to win more titles."

Chelsea were in contention for seven trophies at the start of the season, and following their UEFA Champions League exit the UEFA Europa League becomes their eighth opportunity.

And after losing in the semi-finals for the FA Cup and League Cup and the final of the Club World Cup, Luiz is desperate for more success.

"Now is the time to win," he added.

"I lost three finals this season (Charity Shield, UEFA Super Cup, Club World Cup), so it is the time to win."

The Brazil international has fond memories of his time with the Portuguese side, but concedes his only focus is on winning the match.

"It will be a difficult game," the 26-year-old commented.

"A special day for me, a special day for my team-mates.

"Both teams have quality that's why they are in the final. I'm a happy guy because I play for two big clubs. Two big clubs that have helped me a lot and teach me a lot about football and given me the opportunity to show my football to the world.

"I came to Europe and many players in Brazil want that opportunity so I'm happy with this. So the emotion is a good emotion.

"But when it is time to start the game I forget everything and I want to win, I play for Chelsea."

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1 - 2

Competition
UEFA Europa League
Date
15 May 2013
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
1 - 2
Venue
Amsterdam ArenA (Amsterdam)
Attendance
46163

Goals

0 - 1
60' Fernando Torres
 (assist by Mata)
O. Cardozo (PG) 68'  
1 - 1
1 - 2
90'+3 B. Ivanović
 (assist by Mata)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
4 61'
24 45+1'
25
35
20
21
18
34
7 68'
19
Coach: Jorge Jesus
# Player Bookings
1
3
24
2 90+3'
4
28
8
7
11 14'
9 60'
10
Coach: Rafael Benítez

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
11
15
33
10
13
23
89

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