Barcelona had us under control, admits David Luiz

The former Chelsea defender is confident Paris Saint-Germain will regroup and have another crack at the Champions League next season

David Luiz had no arguments with Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League exit at the hands of Barcelona– and admitted Neymar and Luis Suarez are having an increasing influence on Luis Enrique’s side.

Neymar scored twice at Camp Nou to give Barca a 2-0 second-leg win and a 5-1 aggregate success in their last-eight tie while Suarez continued his recent fine form with another impressive display.

Brazil defender Luiz told ITV: “They were the better team in both games. They controlled both games and they deserved to go through.

“We didn’t play a great match [tonight]. We did not create opportunities like in the first match. We didn’t play well then but we had seven or eight chances to score.”

On his international team-mate Neymar and former Liverpool striker Suarez, he added: “Neymar and Suarez… they know now what they need to do with the philosophy of Barca and they proved it tonight.”

Luiz dismissed the theory that big-spending PSG had under-achieved in reaching the last eight and pointed out they were not the only club that had invested heavily in new players.

“Barca have been paying a lot of money for many years,” he said. “All the teams spend money. We did very well until we got here. But in the two games against Barca we were not at the same level.

“We need to improve year by year and next year we will fight to win the Champions League.”