Willian explains his departure, says he played well at Corinthians: ‘Same as in Premier League’ | To the Corinthians

Attacking midfielder Willian, presently enjoying for Fulham in England, spoke about his latest go to to Corinthians in an interview with The Athletic web site. The athlete defined the choice to depart Timão in August, saying that he had an excellent efficiency in the Alvinegra shirt and made it clear that the threats obtained lower quick the second expertise for the membership the place he began his profession.

According to Willian, his success at Corinthians shouldn’t be measured solely by targets and assists – he scored simply as soon as in 45 video games in his final spell at the membership. The participant mentioned he had an identical efficiency in the Premier League when he defended for Chelsea and Arsenal earlier than returning to Brazil.

– I played well at Corinthians. The numbers in phrases of targets and assists weren’t what I anticipated, however I nonetheless suppose my efficiency was good. I had some issues with the harm and adjusting to a different nation. There have been many video games, each three days. I had no time to relaxation. The lawns weren’t the finest both, not like right here (England). I had some tough moments and in phrases of serving to the staff and doing the issues I normally do, I used to be the identical Willian in the Premier League. But there individuals solely appeared at the objective and the move. They did not look at what I used to be doing for the staff, Willian mentioned.

– Football is not only targets and passes. Lately it looks as if individuals solely look at it to evaluate a participant. For instance, typically you’ll be able to play extremely (well) however not rating or help. And then individuals say “you played terribly” or “you are not ok”. Sometimes you’ll be able to have a participant who solely touches the ball 5 occasions, scores two targets after which it is “this man is superb, blah blah blah”. That’s how it’s in soccer, particularly in Brazil.

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Willian lamented the strain he obtained in Brazil, culminating in the threats his household obtained. And made it clear that this weighed on the choice to return to England.

– The scenario in Brazil turned tough once we misplaced some matches. I did not play my finest in one sport and folks began occurring social media and attacking my household. From there I began enthusiastic about leaving Corinthians and returning to England. I’ve buddies right here, gamers I played with, telling me to return again. I additionally knew that the Premier League was the finest in the world.

Willian in motion for Fulham – Photo: Kieran Galvin/Reuters

Willian, 34, mentioned he is already getting ready to grow to be an agent. And he appears to don’t have any doubts: his future will likely be removed from Brazil.

– During the final yr in Brazil, I assumed quite a bit: do I need to dwell right here or in England? I’ve little doubt about it now, I need to dwell in London. My household loves it, I find it irresistible. I’ve buddies, they’re all right here. London is my residence. This is the place I wish to be. I’ve all the pieces right here.

– As a household, we predict we will take pleasure in life right here. If you’ve got a nasty rating, it won’t have an effect on your private life badly. In Brazil, in case you lose a match, you’ll be able to’t depart the home. You have to remain at residence, you’ll be able to’t go to the restaurant. That’s the distinction.

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