Willian Hails Premier League’s Tactical Improvement
Chelsea winger Willian says the Premier League has improved tactically compared to when he arrived in England in 2013.
The Brazilian has now reached over 300 appearances for the Blues and he says the league is more tactical than when he joined.
“There is more focus on playing football now, there is less long ball. You play against teams who don’t have a "big name" but they have good players, they play well, and that’s why for me it’s the best league in the world,” he told the Chelsea website.
“There is quality in all the league from top to bottom. The Premier League has always been the same, fast football, but year by year it has become harder to play in tactically.”
The player insists he is as motivated as ever to win the top prizes with his club, “If you play for this club you have to think about winning titles, because Chelsea always wants to win. We know there’s a new coach, a new philosophy, but we can win something important. That’s what I want.”