Luiz hopeful for final

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David Luiz remains optimistic about recovering from injury and playing in the Champions League final for Chelsea later this month.

The Brazilian defender, who moved to Stamford Bridge in January 2011, picked up a hamstring injury in the 5-1 FA Cup semi-final win against Tottenham, which meant he was also unable to play in either leg of the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona.

Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo reported that both Luiz and Gary Cahill will be pushed into training later this week, and the decision on their availability will be a late one.

"It [the injury] is improving now and i am feeling better day by day," said Luiz.

Despite his positivity the South American stopper was unable to take part in the FA Cup final at Wembley against Liverpool.

"I wanted to play against Barcelona and I wanted to play the FA Cup Final, but now I have one more game more special than all others and for this I think and I hope that on Saturday I play against Munich."

The 25-year-old still managed to enthusiastically take part in Chelsea's FA Cup celebrations, and a lap of appreciation after Sunday's final home game, and Luiz explained how important it is for the players to have the fans behind them.

"I love these fans. This season started not well and now it is a good moment for the team, and the support of the fans was always together with the team, in the good and the bad moments.

"This is important for the confidence of me and my teammates, and now I think I have one more opportunity for celebration."

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