David Luiz was quick to praise Chelsea’s Premier League title rivals Tottenham (Picture: Getty)
The London rivals will put the Premier League title race on hold this weekend as they compete for a place in the FA Cup final.
Brazilian star Luiz, who returned to Stamford Bridge last summer, insists he ‘loves’ the Tottenham team and says Chelsea will have to be at their best to record a positive result.
‘For me they are an amazing team with an amazing coach in Maurico Pochettino,’ Luiz told Standard Sport.
‘They are the best physical team in the League. All 11 players are monsters. I love that team.
‘It will be a difficult game for us. We need to be ready to play against one of the best sides in this League. But it was always going to be hard when you reach a semi-final.’
Tottenham are enjoying a superb run under manager Mauricio Pochettino (Picture: Getty)
Luiz, 29, added: ‘Will we have to be monsters too? Yes.
‘Chelsea also have some monsters and play like a monster like N’Golo Kante. We have different kind of monsters.
David Luiz hopes Chelsea follow N’Golo Kante’s example (Picture: Getty)
‘It will be a fantastic game, both clubs are in amazing shape. It will be a top-quality match to watch and you have to play top quality to win.’