The Brazilian has returned to Chelsea for a second stint at the club, and is desperate to make an impact as he prepares for his second Premier League debut against Liverpool.
Luiz was a fan-favourite at Stamford Bridge, but was sold to PSG by Mourinho in the 2014-15 season for £50 million, a record for a defender.
This transfer window, he made a sensational switch back to London for a reported fee of £34 million. An unused substitute for the 2-2 draw with Swansea on Sunday, Luiz is poised to make his second Chelsea debut in place of the injured John Terry against Liverpool on Friday and he is desperate to prove his critics wrong.
The flamboyant defender, who was a hit with the fans with his trademark hair style and maverick style of football, said he was excited to learn under Antonio Conte and develop his game under him.
Luiz was quoted by Daily Star saying,”I have tried to improve and mature day by day. When you try new things of course you improve, that’s why I tried a new league. But I want to continue to improve here. I never want to think that I know everything. I want to learn every day. I feel at home, I feel like I never left. I have a great relationship with everyone.”
Regarding his manager Conte, Luiz said,”The coach (Conte) loves football, that’s why he’s a passionate guy on the bench, celebrating and supporting the team. Every single coach has been important in my professional life. I want to learn, especially with him and his Italian style in a tactical way, this can make the difference”.
It is perhaps the 2012 Champions League final for which he is most remembered by Blues supporters, when, after being sidelined following a muscle injury, returned to play all 120 minutes and score in the penalty shoot-out as Chelsea beat Bayern Munich.
He faces a tough first match in his second debut though as Chelsea gear up to host a Liverpool side fresh from their demolition of reigning champions Leicester City. The Chelsea defence will also miss captain John Terry after his ankle injury suffered during the match against Swansea City ruled him out for this fixture, which means added pressure on Luiz and the defence.