‘It Was A Dream To Join Chelsea’ Willian Reflects
Chelsea winger Willian says that joining Chelsea was ‘a dream’ for him. The Brazilian joined the team in 2013 and has won two league titles with the Blues.
Willian arrived from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, but described the move to London as the realisation of a dream to the official Chelsea website.
“It was my dream to come to play for Chelsea. I knew Chelsea had made some offers while I was at Shakhtar so when I eventually arrived here, after a short spell with Anzhi Makhachkala, it was amazing.
“Having David Luiz, Oscar and Ramires here when I joined was very important for me because they helped me a lot with the language and inside the club, so it was very helpful.
“I told myself I had to start again because at Shakhtar I had my position and I always played. Everyone knew about my profile and how I played.
“I knew I had to start from zero to prove myself because it was a new club, new team-mates, new fans, and we had Jose Mourinho who was a big manager. He gave me a lot of confidence to show my quality.”
Wllian won the title in his second season at Stamford Bridge, which he rates as possibly his crowning career achievement.
“To win the Premier League is not easy. For me it’s the best league in the world and when I won it for the first time in 2014/15 the feeling was unbelievable.
“But you cannot stop. In football you always have to continue. Chelsea always want to win trophies.”