Britannia Stadium

Next Game

Stoke v Liverpool

Sunday, 09 August 2015, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Last Game

Swindon 1 - 2 Liverpool

Sunday, 02 August 2015, 16:00

Friendly Match

Willian: Chelsea first choice

Willian was aware of interest from elsewhere over the summer, but claims his 'heart was already at Chelsea'.

Last Updated: 30/11/13 at 11:49 Post Comment

Willian: Convinced he make the right decision in joining Chelsea

Willian: Convinced he make the right decision in joining Chelsea

More of the games that matter

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

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur were among a clutch of Premier League clubs to shoot admiring glances in the direction of the Brazilian playmaker as he prepared to leave Anzhi Makhachkala.

It was, however, to be Chelsea who secured the 25-year-old's signature.

The Blues had been trailing him for some time and it was that desire to get a deal done, coupled with Jose Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge, that convinced Willian that west London was the ideal destination for him.

He told The Sun: "Two years ago, Chelsea made an offer for me when I was with Shakhtar Donetsk. They didn't want to sell me but it made me more interested in Chelsea.

"I feel really happy that the supporters take the time and the trouble to write about me. It's a privilege to hear them clapping and singing about me.

"Never once did I say I was going to sign for Tottenham or Liverpool or for anyone else in the summer.

"There were negotiations going on with other clubs, as well as Chelsea, that my people were having.

"Chelsea were interested in me and when they made an offer this time I didn't think twice. My heart was already at Chelsea.

"I had been following their games even more closely after their first offer.

"I didn't sign a contract for Tottenham or have a medical. During the negotiations there was talk about a medical but it never happened. I made absolutely the right decision to come to Chelsea.

"The most important thing for me is to be happy, it's making my dream come true.

"I wished so much to play here and work with Jose Mourinho, who is one of the best managers in the world. Everywhere he has been he has won titles. Everyone likes to work with a winner."

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

G

ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

suarez_blind
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

N

o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

spence
F365's Top Ten Players We Can't Wait To Watch

I

think he'll do quite well. My only reservation would be Kagawa, who had similar stats to Firmino in the bundesliga before he came, but time will tell.

GVMUFC
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

Footer 365

Manchester City agree £14m fee with Roma for Edin Dzeko

Sky sources understand Manchester City have agreed a £14m fee with Roma for striker Edin Dzeko.

Angel Di Maria is 'very happy' to join PSG from Manchester United

Angel Di Maria's move to PSG from Manchester United looks set to go through after he expressed happiness at the deal.

Liverpool's Jordon Ibe says he needs more end product

Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe says he must be looking contribute a goal or assist in every game he plays.

Mail Box

Louis Van Gaal Only Wants Football Robots

Louis van Gaal only wants players who are human robots, apparently. It's a great Mailbox, with thoughts on Chelsea, Audi Cup, Fabregas, Lingard and Joe Gomez...

Is Jack Wilshere The New Diaby?

This was supposed to be his season but he is already injured. We have mails on Chelsea, TV football, why Raheem Sterling is worth more than ADM and more...

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