Arsenal defender David Luiz has revealed his admiration for the work ethic of teenage striking sensation Gabriel Martinelli, in an exclusive interview with 90min
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"At Arsenal, I'm so happy because I can see the top talents with great mentalities," Luiz explained.
"[The young players] who go far are the ones with great mentalities, and don't just have talent. I don't want to say who is the best talent, but the best mentality [in a young player at the club] is Martinelli.
"He has a great mentality.
"He's taking his opportunities step-by-step, always with the same focus and determination. He respects the time [it takes to develop] and is very mature for his age."
"At the moment, I feel very good, especially with my physical condition. A few years ago [my fitness] was not the best, but now I feel very well. I still love football and want to play for as long as I can, especially at a high level.
"After that, if I'm not at a high level [or I'm unable to compete] and I don't love the game anymore, I will decide on another thing. But for the moment, I signed for another big club in my career and I have the ambition to win at this club and help Arsenal win titles again."
David Luiz was speaking at the adidas x Arsenal MakersLab event. For more details on the adidas flagship store events visit https://www.adidas.co.uk/ldn.