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Scholes questions whether Luiz is suited for the big occasion


Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has questioned the mentality of Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz in big games following his poor display against Barcelona on Wednesday.

PSG suffered a 3-1 loss at the hand of the Catalans during the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, with the Brazil international at fault for two of the French capital club’s goals conceded.

Scholes was prompted to question, in his column for the Evening Standard, whether Luiz can be relied upon in matches of importance.

Scholes wrote: “I do wonder whether the bigger the game is, the more risks that David Luiz decides to take.

“Against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the previous round of the Champions League he was excellent. Then against Barcelona on Wednesday he was a defensive disaster.

“What you need from a defender is reliability and consistency and, for all his good games, it is the mistake waiting around the corner that would terrify a manager.”


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