Chelsea winger Willian Jose reveals he would not have stayed at Chelsea if Antonio Conte was still in charge.
Chelsea sacked Antonio Conte after the Blues failed to make it to the Top 4.
As days passed by, the relationship between some players and manager Antonio Conte started to fall apart. Specially Diego Costa, David Luiz and Willian were the top names.
And in a recent interview, Willian didn’t shy to reveal that there was no chance he would have continue playing for the Blues if Conte was still the manager.
“Would I be here if Conte stayed? No chance. No,” he said. “I’m here. I’m here because I want to play for Chelsea. I will only leave if Chelsea want me to go.”
Chelsea started their Premier League campaign with a 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town. This was also Sarri’s debut Premier League match as manager. And Willian was highly impressed with the manager’s attacking tactics.
“We wanted to start like that. I think we played very well, we had control of the game, we had possession. We played a great game at Huddersfield. Also, we are just in the beginning. We know we have to improve.”
Willian also had his say about Chelsea’s new signing Jorginho.
“Jorginho has played very well, he has a lot of quality and helps our play build up from the back. I think we played very well. Now we have to continue like that because next week we have a great game to play against Arsenal and we want to win again..”
Chelsea will play against their London rivals Arsenal in their 2nd Premier League, what expects to be an absolute thriller. And Willian believes their different style of play will hurt Arsenal.
“Now we have a different profile of football, a different way to play football. The manager tells us to play, to enjoy ourselves on the pitch – with responsibility. Now I think we have a different style to play that’s why we can create problems for Arsenal.”