David Luiz: PSG defender dismisses 'virgin' reports

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David Luiz talks to BBC Sport after recent baptism

Paris St-Germain defender David Luiz has accused the media of a lack of respect, after he dismissed widespread stories that he is a virgin.

The reports started after the former Chelsea man, 28, said on Instagram he "would wait" until he is married before having sex with his girlfriend.

"People are saying things everywhere about whether I'm a virgin or not," Luiz told BBC's Football Focus.

"I'm not a virgin. I've had more than one girlfriend in my life."

He added: "Some people in the press don't respect people in life. I can put my head on my pillow and sleep great because I respect everyone."

Luiz has also posted a photo of himself being baptised in a pool belonging to PSG team-mate Maxwell.

"My religion, my baptism, I'm very happy," he added.

Luiz made 143 appearances for Chelsea and scored 12 goals before moving to Paris for a reported £40m last June.

His goal helped knock Chelsea out of the Champions League earlier this season as the Ligue 1 champions reached the quarter-finals before losing to finalists Barcelona.

"We are building things," said the Brazil international.

"We are at a great level now. We've won three titles now in France. We are fighting in the Champions League because that is our ambition also.

"We lost to Barcelona, one of the best clubs in the world who, for a long time, have had the same philosophy. We are improving, year by year.

"I want to win the Champions League next season. I will do everything to win that. Everyone in the club will do the same. The fans support us a lot, they want that just like us. So we are working together."

Watch more of David Luiz's interview with Football Focus on BBC One on Saturday at 12:10 BST.

Richard Conway's special report on PSG and its global aspirations will be broadcast on World Focus on Friday, 29 May.

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