David Luiz on ousting Chelsea: “I said I wouldn’t celebrate but my emotions I couldn’t control”

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David Luiz must be in another world right now.

Sold to Paris Saint-Germain by Chelsea last year, the defender’s 86th minute header forced Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League match into extra time, where PSG stunned the Blues with Thiago Silva’s 114th minute header.

[ MATCH RECAP: Chelsea 2-2 (3-3) PSG ]

Luiz said he wouldn’t celebrate if he scored against his former mates, but it’s hard to keep a lid on it when you’ve scored one of the most important goals in PSG history.

On Sky Sports:

“It is amazing for everyone, amazing for Paris club, for Paris city. We did a great game, we tried to win the game. I am happy to be in the next round but we have a long way to go to win the Champions League. We have to keep our feet on the floor.

“My cycle finished in Chelsea, PSG gave me a great opportunity to continue my career. I was very happy at Chelsea. I respect everyone,

“Tonight was good for me to score.. Thank you to Chelsea and sorry I celebrated because I was so emotional.”

What a game, and what a release it must’ve been for Luiz. He was a Chelsea scapegoat, and then one of Brazil’s scapegoats at the World Cup.

Now he’s a Parisian hero.