|Desc||Willian scored the victory-sealing goal deep into stoppage time at Anfield. He helped Chelsea win the title a year later, and enjoyed his best goalscoring season in the Premier League when he notched eight for Conte’s triumphant team in 2016/17. He’s still at the Bridge but looks set to depart when his contract expires this summer|
|Org||Brazil National Team|
|Club as Player||Chelsea FC|
2017 03 08 Retrieve
[Quotes on John Terry] He is definitely one of the greatest or maybe the greatest player of Chelsea’s history. He has won everything for this club. He is respected by all of us
2017 04 01 Retrieve
[Willian speaks after Brazil’s 3-0 win over Paraguay and the South Americans became the second team, after hosts Russia, to qualify for the 2018 World Cup] The way we are playing is being watched all over the world. People are saying that the champions are back. I think this is really important, to play with confidence. But it is also important to keep humble, realistic, be conscious that we haven’t won anything yet. And that our biggest aim is the World Cup. I guess we can celebrate for being qualified. We’re almost there or we have just sealed our passport, but everybody knows which celebration we want to make the most
2018 06 02 Retrieve
[Willian speaks about the mood in the team’s camp ahead of the World Cup] I think we will get on well in the World Cup. It’s hard to pinpoint favourites. There are four or five teams, including Brazil, that can reach the same level. The World Cup is a tournament that practically does not allow errors, especially in the final. From the last World Cup, we’ve learned the good and the bad sides of the tournament, which was the moment we were eliminated. This time my expectation is that we can experience only the good side
2019 01 27 Retrieve
[Higuain did not manage to get on the score sheet before being subbed off, and Willian says he tried to get the Argentine to take the penalty] No I want to give him the ball. Yes. I wanted him to score the first goal today. But it will come soon. We have a great relationship, we know each other inside the pitch.
We know the quality of the players we have in front, a lot of quality players, technical players so it’s great when you have players like Higuain, Hudson-Odoi, Pedro, Hazard, Giroud. It’s good for Chelsea
2020 05 17 Retrieve
[Willian says Majority of Premier League players uncomfortable about returning] Majority of Premier League players uncomfortable about returning. We’re really keen to return, we really miss playing and doing what we love. But it needs to be safe for us to do so. That’s how we’re looking at it. Our health has to come first. So right now, players don’t feel comfortable with the idea of returning until it’s totally safe to do so. Our squad has spoken a lot over the internet, via different apps, and we’ve had some meetings too. Lampard has sent us information about what the Premier League wants to do. We still don’t know how things are going to play out, moving forward. Hopefully, we’ll know in the next few days. The Premier League is going to have a meeting and then they’ll inform us about the next steps.