David Luiz’s fine season at Chelsea could give the player a return to the national team.
Forgotten by Brazilian managers since March 2016, the defender is still seen as a villain by many people in the country, especially because of the failures in the 2014 World Cup and the following year’s Copa America.
But as said by journalist Mauro Cezar Pereira in his ESPN blog, Tite could turn things around for David Luiz.
The manager is set to watch Chelsea play Southampton on April 25th, and the reason for that is to keep an eye on the defender.
Currently succeeding with a three centre-backs formation, Luiz would need to convince he can still do a good job with only one partner in defence.
But Pereira claims Luiz seems more responsible now, as he’s not as ‘adventurous’ as before and could quickly fit in with Tite’s successful defensive system.
The new manager has won all of his eight games for Brazil, having conceded only eight goals. So to improve this defence, the player must be really good.