This week, we’ve covered a couple of interviews which Chelsea star Willian has given to the Brazilian media.
The winger had mostly updated his home country’s press on how the Coronavirus in situation in London has been, with him revealing that the club would fine players who leave their homes during the lockdown.
Now Willian has been interviewed once again today, this time by Gazeta Esportiva, and he actually doesn’t sound as calm as he was earlier this week.
He says he’s now keen on returning to Brazil, and has been speaking to Chelsea to see if he can get authorisation to do so.
“At the moment, I’m alone. My wife and daughters are in Brazil. I had made a schedule before that. They went first, I was going to have a break and I was going too. Now, I’m checking here, if I have authorisation from the club,” Willian told Gazeta Esportiva.
“We’re deciding, they are about to come back here, but as there was a meeting and there was a definition here, they postponed the league until April 30th… With that fact, I’m trying to get permission from the club to be able to go. I explained the situation, I’m trying to get authorisation. I heard that players from other clubs are going to Brazil too, maybe being close to the family at this moment.”
Willian has also talked about things have been going in London, with the situation getting a little worse in the past few days.
“In the markets, everything is running out, there’s no more food. It’s like a war. I have employees here at home. They do this job, very carefully. I’m buying to keep it at home and no one needs to be leaving. The less we leave, the better, also not to put the employees at risk.”
By knowing that many Brazilians are ignoring the orders to stay at home, Willian says his compatriots should be taking the situation more seriously.
“It’s really worrying. I follow the news. I think if people were aware, responsible, respectful, follow orders, stay at home, if everyone does what has to be done, what happened in Italy will not happen there. But, I saw some news, people with viruses, who knew they had it and weren’t quarantined…”