Brazilian winger, Willian has started his club’s last four games and is set to be an integral part of Chelsea’s setup this season after a disappointing World cup outing with his nation.
The 26-year-old was at the pre-match press conference with Jose Mourinho ahead of his side’s Tuesday Champions League match against Sporting Lisbon. He paid homage to his manager who he gave credit for making him a better player and therefore earning himself a place in the largely talented Brazil national team
‘I have to prove myself on a daily basis at Chelsea. I have to kill a lion each time and I am dedicated to that. This is an expression from Brazil.
‘When I started to play, my Dad would use this punch-line all the time to instill confidence in me and make me work hard if I wanted results to occur.’
‘Working with Jose is a learning experience on a daily basis. He demands much but he is very specific and very precise in the requests he makes.
‘I am learning much. It has improved my game and helped me get into the national team.’
He also spoke of the Blues intention to come back home with maximum points in the bag after Tuesday’s game
‘It is a difficult match against a great club with quality players. We are prepared. We respect them, but we are here to collect points. We come here to win. We cannot afford to slip.’