Willian has confirmed he will not return to Brazil and says he played at “Premier League stage” for Corinthians
Attacking midfielder Willian spoke, for the primary time in an unique interview in England, about leaving Corinthians, his plans for the longer term, his efficiency in Brazil and his regrets in regards to the stress athletes face within the nation.
In an interview with the English portal Athletic, the midfielder, who’s now a Fulham participant, said that his efficiency at Corinthians ought to not be measured solely by objectives and assists. According to him, he managed to keep the identical stage as within the Brazilian Premier League earlier than his return. Willian scored simply as soon as in 45 video games for the membership in his final season.
“I used to be taking part in nicely at Corinthians. The numbers weren’t what I anticipated when it comes to objectives and assists, however I nonetheless assume my efficiency was good. I had some issues with the damage and adapting to one other nation. Every three days. I did not relaxation. no time to take it in. The lawns weren’t one of the best both, not like right here (England). I had troublesome moments, however when it comes to serving to the group and doing the issues I normally do, I used to be the identical Willian within the Premier League. But the individuals there solely noticed objectives and assists. They did not look at what I used to be doing for the group” mentioned the previous shirt 10.
In addition to the purpose scored, Willian distributed six assists in his return to Corinthians. It took seven and a half video games to be instantly concerned in a purpose. The participant was closely criticized on social media for contributing little to the objectives scored.
“Football is not simply objectives and assists. Lately, individuals appear to be trying at that to decide a participant. For instance, typically you may play unbelievably (nicely), and you do not rating or help. And then individuals say “you played nice” or “you are not adequate”. Sometimes you may have a participant who solely touches the ball 5 instances, scores two objectives, and then ‘this man is superb, blah blah blah’. That’s how it’s in soccer, particularly in Brazil.”lamented the participant.
Willian additionally touched on the difficulty that, in his opinion, was the driving pressure behind his determination to go away Brazil. Threats to the participant and his household on social media put the midfielder on the chopping block.
“The state of affairs in Brazil grew to become troublesome after we misplaced a couple of video games. I did not play at my greatest in a single recreation, and individuals began going to social media and attacking my household. From then on, I left Corinthians and began eager about going again. .” to England I’ve pals right here, gamers I played with, telling me to come again. And I additionally knew that the Premier League is one of the best on the planet.”
At the age of 34, the midfielder is already planning his profession on the planet of soccer, however, in accordance to him, removed from Brazil.
“During my final yr in Brazil, I believed lots: do I need to stay right here or in England? Now I’ve little question, I need to stay in London. My household loves it, I like it. I’ve pals, they’re all right here. London is my house. It’s a spot I really like. I’ve all the pieces right here,” mentioned the English-documented athlete after years of service at Chelsea and Arsenal.
“As a household, we really feel that we are able to take pleasure in life right here. If you may have a nasty consequence, it will not have a nasty impact in your private life. In Brazil, in case you lose a recreation, you may’t go away the home. You have to keep at house, you may’t go to a restaurant. that is the distinction“mentioned the participant.
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