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Conte disappointed over David Luiz speculation

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has insisted that David Luiz’s absence from the team is due to injury, and says he is ‘disappointed’ that some people are questioning the legitimacy of the situation.

Luiz has started just one game since the end of October, a Champions League clash with Qarabag, and there has been huge speculation over whether or not he will leave the club.

However, since then he has supposedly been out of action with a knee injury, something many have questioned.

But Conte has been left annoyed by doubters, saying he would like Chelsea medical director Paco Biosca to corroborate Luiz’s injury.

“I understand that someone is thinking that I’m not telling the truth. I’m disappointed about this, but I can understand it,” Conte said.

“I like to tell you the truth at every moment. I’d like to tell you a bad truth rather than a good lie.

“I will try to solve the situation. I think we can call the doctor and organise a (media) conference with the doctor for him to explain the medical situation.

“I understand that every player wants to play, this is normal. But we must be very, very, three, four, 1,000 times happy to have this job, to have this life.
[Quotes via Sky Sports]

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