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Willian guarantees he won’t return to Brazil and says he played for Corinthians at ‘Premier League degree’

Attacking midfielder Willian spoke in an unique interview for the primary time in England about leaving Corinthians, his plans for the long run, the efficiency he had in Brazil and lamented the stress the nation’s athletes are underneath.

In an interview for the English portal Athletic, the midfielder, now a Fulham participant, mentioned his efficiency at Corinthians shouldn’t be measured by objectives and assists alone. According to him, he was ready to keep the identical degree in Brazil that he had within the Premier League earlier than returning. Willian scored simply as soon as in 45 video games in his closing spell with the membership.

“I played properly at Corinthians. The numbers weren’t what I anticipated by way of objectives and assists, however I nonetheless suppose my efficiency was good. I had some issues with damage and adapting to a unique nation. each three days. there was no time for relaxation. The grass wasn’t the most effective both, it isn’t like right here (England). I had some tough moments however by way of serving to the group and doing the issues I usually do, I used to be the identical Willian within the Premier League. But individuals there solely seemed at objectives and assists. They did not look at what I used to be doing for the group” mentioned the previous quantity 10.

In addition to the purpose he scored, Willian supplied six assists on his return to Corinthians. It took seven and a half video games for him to be immediately concerned in a purpose. The participant was closely criticized on social media for contributing little to the objectives scored.

“Football isn’t just objectives and assists. Lately, individuals appear to be wanting at this to choose a participant. For instance, generally you possibly can play wonderful (properly) and not rating or help. And then individuals say “you played terribly” or “you are not adequate”. Sometimes you possibly can have a participant who solely touches the ball 5 instances, scores two objectives, and then it is “this man is wonderful, blah blah blah”. It’s like that in soccer, particularly in Brazil”the participant complained.

Willian additionally touched on the topic, which he says was the explanation for the choice to depart Brazil. Threats made to the participant and his household on social media prompted the midfielder to search the recommendation of termination.

“The scenario in Brazil turned tough after we misplaced a number of video games. In one match I did not give my greatest efficiency and individuals began occurring social media and attacking my household. From there I began interested by leaving Corinthians and coming again.” to England. I’ve buddies right here, gamers I’ve played with are telling me to come again. I additionally knew the Premier League was the most effective 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 the final yr in Brazil, I believed quite a bit: do I need to dwell right here or in England? I do not doubt it anymore, 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 dwelling. This is the place I like to be. I’ve every part right here,” mentioned the athlete, who has English documentation after years of service at Chelsea and Arsenal.

“As a household, we expect we are able to get pleasure from life right here. If you may have a nasty rating, it won’t have an effect on your private life badly. In Brazil, for those who lose a match, you possibly can’t depart the home. You have to keep at dwelling, you possibly can’t go to a restaurant. thats the distinction” mentioned the participant.

See extra at: Willian and former Corinthians gamers.

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