The Brazilian playmaker found his starting opportunities at Stamford Bridge to be somewhat limited last season, with the 29-year-old having only started 20 of Chelsea FC’s 38 Premier League games.
Despite his lack of playing time, the attacker still managed to net 13 goals and make eight assists in all competitions for the west London club last season.
Willian’s future at Chelsea FC beyond the summer has inevitably been a source of speculation because of his lack of playing time last season under Conte.
However, the player himself has insisted that he retains full respect for the Chelsea FC boss, even if he admits that he would rather have played more regularly last term.
Willian told a news conference on Tuesday while on international duty with Brazil: “I was happy with my performance during the season, I played very well I always try to do my best and work hard.
“Sometimes to stay on the bench is difficult but I respect the decision of the manager. I think it was that I don’t have nothing more to say about my club because now I want to have focus here on the national team and the World Cup.”
Chelsea FC are likely to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as they look to build a squad capable of winning the Premier League next term.
The Blues missed out on qualification for next season’s Champions League after they finished fifth, but they did win the FA Cup.
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