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Chelsea signing David Luiz: I never called Ligue 1 amateur hour!

Chelsea signing David Luiz has denied quotes attributed to him slating Ligue 1.

Luiz left PSG for Chelsea last week.

In France, it's claimed he stated: "France? I lost two years. You don't evolve there, it's like playing FIFA amateur level."

But speaking with PSG's website, Luiz insisted: "I want to thank everyone in Paris and in France because I spent two great years here.

"I took a lot of pleasure. I love this country, even though people have tried to get me to speak ill of France and Ligue 1 ... This is not true! I have not given an interview since I left apart from my presentation at Chelsea.

"I have respect for everyone at Paris Saint-Germain in Paris and France. I leave with many fantastic memories. Thank you all ... and enjoy life!"

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