Chelsea star quashes Juventus move talk due to Lampard influence

Date published: Monday 14th October 2019 11:20

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Chelsea attacker Willian has revealed how much he is enjoying life under Frank Lampard, appearing to rule out an exit in 2020.

The Brazilian has been linked with a potential move to Italian champions Juventus, having failed to win a regular starting spot under former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri.

However, since Lampard has taken the reins at Stamford Bridge, the 31-year-old has refound some of the form which saw him shine under Antonio Conte.

And Willian, who starred in the recent 4-1 win at Southampton, has thanked his former Blues teammate Lampard for the turnaround.

He told the club’s official website: “He [Lampard] was an intelligent player, one of the best in his position. A quality player. When you see players like him you can say maybe in the future he can become a manager, and he’s here with us!

 

“It’s a bit weird he is my boss now, but I am very happy to work with him again. He has given me the confidence to play. He wants me to be happy.

“A part of the performances I have had in the past couple of games I have to dedicate to him. He always says to me “I want you to be happy”. That’s why I have been playing like I have been.

“I think our style of play has helped me, but not only that. The freedom he gives to us is important as well. I don’t have to stay on the right side. I can move around, I can move between the lines, I can move to the left side as well.

“I feel good playing in this way and that’s why I have been playing better and better. I hope to continue like this.”

Read more: The agent of Chelsea vice-captain Jorginho has backtracked on previous comments to leave the door ajar for a potential return to Serie A in the future.

 

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