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!"