Willian wants to end his career at Chelsea
Chelsea Midfielder Willian has indicated that he hopes to retire at Chelsea and dismissed rumors of a move away from Stamford Bridge.
28-year old Willian had been rumored to be close to finalizing a move to PSG but he has now revealed that: he hopes to remain with Blues until 2020, when he current contract runs out and maybe even retire at Stamford Bridge.
He also revealed that the PSG deal was far from done, as he did not get a concrete deal from the Ligue 1 champions.
“I read about PSG’s interest, but I never received a concrete offer,” Willian told France Football.
“My family is feeling good in London and I really like the Premier League, which is the best league in the world for me.
“I am still growing and we are playing some beautiful football. I aim to see out my contract here for all these reasons.
“And perhaps I can even sign a renewal if the club want me to stay. I would be privileged to finish my career at a big club like Chelsea.”
Willian joined Chelsea from Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013 and has established himself as one of the club’s key performers and he is well known for his impressive free kicks.
Furthermore, earlier today Willian took to social media to announce the passing away of his Mother. She passed away following two years of battling cancer. Our thoughts are with the Brazilian Skipper.
Ozil likens Iwobi to Okocha
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil, believes he teammate Alex Iwobi, shares a similar playing style with his uncle Austin “Jay Jay” Okocha and also former Netherlands star Edgar Davies.
The youngster, who broke into the Gunners first team last season, will be pleased with this compliment and Ozil believes he has made a great impact within the team.
“He reminds me of his uncle, Okocha,” Ozil told Arsenal Player.
“He was a player I loved watching. Alex reminds me of a mixture of him and Davids.
“He is really strong on the ball, also defensively, but he is good in front of goal too. He knows exactly what he can do. He is not scared and does not hide on the pitch.
“He just wants to have fun playing football and that really shows on the pitch, and also in training.
“He is developing really well and if he continues the way he has been playing the whole season, he will really enhance his game.
“The manager knows exactly how good he is and I wish him all the best. He is really young and is on a really good path.”
So far so good, Iwobi has stood out this season, with three assist from 7 games.
Luiz Suarez dismisses injury fears
Fans feared that Barcelona forward Luiz Suarez, picked up an injury in Uruguay’s 2-2 draw against Colombia on Tursday but the former Liverpool star has revealed that there is nothing to worry about.
Colombia got the lead, thanks to Abel Aguliar’s 15th minute goal but a quick response from Cristian Rodriguez leveled the score and Suarez scored another not long after to give Uruguay the lead.
Perhaps Uruguay may have either increased their lead or maintained the score line, if Suarez hadn’t gestured to be pulled out of the match.
With 6 minutes left to spare in the match, Yerry Mina scored the final goal of the game, to deny Uruguay maximum points in the qualifier.
Speaking after the match, Suarez reassured fans that he was not injured and that there was nothing to worry about.
“It was an accumulation of fatigue. There are a lot of matches and travelling, but the important thing is to give everything for this team,” he told VTV.
He also revealed his disappointment at not securing in a win, despite their comeback.
“Obviously it hurts having been capable of beating them, but it’s one more important point rescued against one of the direct rivals, playing away and with the conditions they have.
“The rain helped a little with the heat, but it also hurt a bit because the ball was heavy and it slowed the game a lot.
“It’s a great point, obviously. We will enjoy it and continue forward from here.”