David Luiz says he has gotten over Brazil’s harsh World Cup elimination.
The ex-Chelsea defender was unveiled at his new Paris St-Germain home on Tuesday, since joining for £50m during the 2014 World Cup.
Luiz captained ‘A Selecao’ during their 7-1 loss to eventual champions Germany.
“If the World Cup had finished at the quarter-final stage then you wouldn’t be asking questions about my ability,” said the 27-year-old World’s most expensive defender in his first news conference for the French champions.
I’ve had time to digest the end of our World Cup and now I’m ready to do everything to help PSG”.
The ex-Benfica man will claim the number 32 shirt previously won by David Beckham at the Paris club.
“I feel privileged. I’m part of a fantastic team in which everyone has something to teach me,” he explained. “It’s wonderful to be part of this project.
“I hope to be 100% next week and on the pitch as soon as possible. I’m ready to help in any position on the field.”
Luiz added that “Chelsea”, with whom he lifted the Champions League trophy in 2012 “are history”.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi said: “David Luiz will help us achieve our goal of winning the Champions League”.