‘No Chance’ Willian Would Have Stayed at Chelsea Had Conte Remained
Chelsea winger Willian admits that he would not have stayed at the club this summer had previous boss Antonio Conte remained in post.
Relations between the pair became strained towards the end of last season. In an Instagram post after Chelsea’s FA Cup win, Willian obscured Conte’s face with a trophy emoji.
Conte was sacked this summer and replaced by compatriot Maurizio Sarri has taken his place and the Brazilian admits he probably would have left had Conte remained.
“I’m here. I’m here because I want to play for Chelsea. I will only leave if Chelsea want me to go. We have a lot of players with quality up front, players like Eden Hazard and Pedro.
“Players like that want to play football. That’s why Sarri talked about ‘fun’ football because he wants to build from the back. This is what we will try to do this season.
“This is what we do in Brazil and are trying to do here, playing with skill and movement and the manager told us to do that.”