Next Game

NY Red Bulls v Chelsea

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 01:00

Int Champs Cup North America

Willian wants win for fans

Willian believes an expectant home support 'deserve' to see Brazil celebrating World Cup success this summer.

Last Updated: 17/06/14 at 12:05 Post Comment

Willian: Hoping to help Brazil to a sixth World Cup triumph

Willian: Hoping to help Brazil to a sixth World Cup triumph

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The host nation head into the 2014 tournament as favourites, with anything less than a sixth global crown set to be considered a failure.

The players are fully aware of the level of expectation, but are confident they can deliver on it.

Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was at the Brazil helm for their last triumph in 2002 and has pieced together a squad this time around that boasts defensive strength and attacking flair.

Chelsea playmaker Willian hopes he can help to provide the creative spark that carries Brazil all the way, allowing a football-crazed nation to forget about off-field troubles and rejoice as one.

He said: “The Brazilians, as a nation, they deserve it. They have been waiting a long time.

“Every team we play will treat us like their World Cup final. We know that’s the size of the task we face but we are ready for it.

“We know we have fantastic support from the fans and we will give everything to make them happy.

“It’s going to be difficult. But we have a good team and are full of confidence.”

Brazil open their campaign against Croatia on Thursday and, despite the belief flowing through the camp, Willian insists they will be taking no opponents lightly.

He added: “We know it will be a hard game. They will go all in against us. They will play the game of their lives because the world is watching.

“Everyone we play will raise their game against us. But we can’t worry about that.

“We just have to focus on ourselves and make sure we win the game.”

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his is all good fun, but anyone who thinks United are 4th best in England for anything more than a blip is properly f***ing mental. And Domenech is properly f***ing mental.

megabrow (cufc)
Schneiderlin must join United - Domenech

I

f the answer is Matt Phillips, the question should never be Who is one of your major transfer targets?

jelasfirsttouch
The Twosome Gossip

I

s this Chris Smalling playing the 'Race' card?

hump3.
Smalling wants United race

Footer 365

Roberto Firmino eyeing trophy success at Liverpool after saying bye to Hoffenheim

Liverpool's £29m summer signing Roberto Firmino hopes to celebrate "a lot of success" at Anfield and 'can't wait test himself in the Premier League'.

Manchester United 'agree Matteo Darmian fee with Torino'

Manchester United have agreed a fee with Torino for Italy right-back Matteo Darmian, according to Sky Italia sources.

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba not joining Barcelona this year

Barcelona have insisted they are "not planning" a move for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba this calendar year.

Mail Box

Doesn't Delph To Arsenal Make More Sense?

We have reaction to our Top Ten regarding Philipp Lahm and Dave Mackay, why we all love Harry Kane, Fabian Delph to Arsenal and what United can get away with...

Why Is Kane More Likeable Than Carrick?

A Mailbox which covers topics including Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero, Robin van Persie, handballs, transfer reporting and Rodgers bingo. It's not us being mean...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company