Willian has revealed his admiration for Real Madrid and Barcelona who he sees as any player’s dream clubs
The Brazilian winger was one of the key parts of Chelsea’s Premier League winning team last season. However, he has been used sporadically by Antonio Conte this season despite delivering great performances whenever called upon. Willian has started just 13 of Chelsea’s 27 league games. Consequently, the 29-year-old was open to talking about a possible move to greener pastures.
Talking to Brazilian outlet UOL, Willian confessed his love for Barca and Real. He said, “They are the two biggest clubs in the world, they are the clubs with most visibility, it is everybody’s dream.”
“Of course, there are other big clubs, there are Bayern, PSG but these two [Barcelona and Real Madrid] are different.”
Willian (Chelsea player): Barcelona and Real Madrid are the world's biggest clubs and everyone dreams of playing for them, there are already other big clubs like Bayern Munich and PSG but Barcelona and Real Madrid are different. pic.twitter.com/4e9bk6Ix7K
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) February 16, 2018
The 29-year-old has not been a regular starter for Conte ever since the Italian shifted to a three-man midfield. To exert more control in the middle of the park, Conte has used in the free role behind Morata. Willian has thus found game time hard to come by.
These words from the Brazilian might be of concern to Chelsea fans who have already seen two of their biggest stars, Alvaro Morata and Thibaut Courtois being tempted by a possible move to the Spanish capital. Morata came through the ranks of Los Blancos while Courtois’ family resides in Madrid.
Willian has not been among the first names on Conte’s team sheet this season
The Brazilian has won two Premier League titles and a League Cup in his time at Stamford Bridge. He joined the Blues from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013.
While the talks a move might seem premature, a player of Willian’s talents will not satisfied with a place on the bench. His performances have been not at fault, it’s just that Conte has preferred a formation that does not suit his talents. Irrespective of this all, the 29-year-old will need to focus on his game to stop the slump that Chelsea are currently in and potentially and save his manager’s job.