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Willian Rallies Behind Gabriel Jesus

Brazil winger Willian has expressed his support for Gabriel Jesus. The Seleção striker has come under fire for not scoring at this summer’s World Cup yet, with calls for him to be replaced by Roberto Firmino.

However, Willian says Jesus is doing a lot of unnoticed work for the team, “Jesus is very important to us, like Firmino. We have heard many people saying that Jesus is not scoring goals. But sometimes they do not see how much he works for the team.

“Running, winning the ball back for us. Of course the goal is important, but I'm sure he's calm about it. He has the confidence of all the players and the coaching staff to continue playing football.” Willian also says that Neymar is gradually growing into the tournament.

“We know the quality of Neymar, how important he is to the national team. He plays better with every game. We want to keep growing until the end. He is an important player with great quality. We know that.”

 
 

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