Lineker: David Luiz is not a defender and never will be

David Luiz

The former Tottenham Hotspur striker's harsh words suggest that Chelsea were fully vindicated in their decision to sell the Brazil defender.

David Luiz netted the Blues £50 million when he joined Paris Saint-Germain this summer, although his World Cup displays have left many critics asking how.

It has been a nightmare ending to Luiz's tournament, with the 27-year-old being lambasted for his performance during Brazil's 7-1 semi-final loss to Germany, before committing a catastrophic error for the Netherlands' second goal in last night's third-place play-off as Luiz Felipe Scolari's side suffered back-to-back heavy defeats.

The mood in Brazil is in stark contrast to just a few days ago, when Luiz's stunning free kick was one of two goals that sent the national team past a Colombia side many predicted would beat them in the quarter-finals.

That ability to produce magic going forward and commit costly errors at the back is something Gary Lineker has picked up on, with the former England and Tottenham Hotspur striker expressing his disappointment with Brazil on Twitter.

In fact, Lineker went as far as saying that 27-year-old Luiz is 'not a defender' and never will be.

Luiz and Brazil team-mate Thiago Silva will have PSG duty next on their agenda, with the two players now able to play alongside each other in Ligue 1.

One would suspect that PSG coach Laurent Blanc would not be too happy to see Luiz replicate his World Cup performances in France, however, as Les Parisiens look to embark upon domestic and European success.

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