Chelsea defender Filipe Luis has told Spanish newspaper Marca about what he’s found difficult about life in London.
The Brazilian left-back was a stand-out star for Atletico Madrid last season, as they reached the Champions League final before he made a £16 million move to Chelsea.
Cesar Azpilicueta’s form on the left hand side of defence means his opportunities have been restricted in the Chelsea first team, but that’s now what he’s finding difficult about life in West London.
“There's no daylight. Here it gets dark at half past three or four. I had never lived that way. You have to change many routines, eg. dinner at seven,” he told Marca.
That’s generally what happens in English winters; light fades more quickly and unfortunately, the temperatures don’t support the luxury of late dinners.
Luis is on a long term deal with the Blues so there’s no risk that any frustrations creeping into his personal or professional life could force him out of the club quickly.
He confirmed that he’s in for the long haul when he joined the club and he better get used to the inadequacies of playing football in an English winter, which includes having to train on Christmas Day.