Ex-Chelsea, Arsenal star Willian blasts former club, says “I don’t want to go back… ever”

May 7th, 2023 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Ex-Chelsea and Arsenal star Willian has lashed out at the fans of a former club.

That’s by declaring: “I don’t want to go back… ever.”

Willian, 34, is setting the Premier League alight with a third team after joining Fulham last summer.

His first spell in England came at Chelsea, where he won two titles in seven years.

Willian then spent one season at Arsenal but failed to settle, leading to a swift exit in 2021.

The 70-times Brazil international then rejoined boyhood club Corinthians, hoping to make a big impact on familiar ground.

But Willian struggled to succeed in his homeland, scoring just once in 45 outings.

The winger found himself targeted by angry fans as a result.

And it prompted him to eventually rip up his contract before returning to London with the Cottagers.

Willian now claims a pocket of Corinthians fans left him and his family feeling unsafe.

As a result, he has no intention of experiencing a third spell there.

Indeed, Willian hopes to keep playing football for another five years.

But he never wants to play in Brazil again due to the general toxic views of some supporters.

Willian told Mundo Deportivo: “Every time Corinthians lost and I hadn’t had a good performance, my family received threats on social networks.

“First my wife and my daughters, later my father, my sister…

“I don’t want to go back to Brazil, ever. I ended up going back to the club where I started because I wanted to and so did Corinthians.

“But I already had the thought of staying in Europe until the end of my career.

“Now my intention is to finish it here, whether in Europe, the United States or anywhere else. If it can be in England it would be perfect.

“A football is not a machine, he has his good and bad days. What happens is that sometimes the fans don’t accept the bad guys.

“What I see in Brazil is sometimes inhuman pressure, which leads to violence, threatening the family, the children…”

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