Chelsea midfielder Willian has spoken about his future in an interview with Fox Sports Brasil this week.
As it’s very usual for Brazilian players to finish their careers in their home country, they are frequently asked about when and where will they retire, even when they’re not close to that stage of their careers.
But Willian has many times talked about his love for Chelsea and London, saying he should stay where he is. And it hasn’t been different this time.
Questioned about his love for Corinthians, he’s claimed he still follows the club, but it isn’t very likely that he’ll return one day.
“I have a great affection for Corinthians, a club where I was revealed, I joined the club at the age of nine, I have a lot of friends at the club, I know a lot of people, I’ve always been a corintiano since I was a kid,” Willian told Fox Sports (via UOL).
“To finish my career at Corinthians would be nice, but it’s not my idea to go back to Brazil, I don’t know if I want to play in Brazil again. I’m very good here in Europe, I intend to continue here.”
Currently at the age of 30, the player has claimed that he’s not planning to retire from international football anytime soon, and wishes to be playing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
“Without a doubt, I think of continue serving the national team, continue wearing the shirt of the national team. I think of getting to the next World Cup. I will work hard, continue taking care of myself, training well, playing well, to continue this journey until the next World Cup if God wants”.