Willian has insisted he is happy to remain at Chelsea this summer despite interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United.
The Brazilian winger returned to action for Chelsea on Sunday, appearing as a substitute during their 2-0 defeat against Manchester City in the Community Shield.
It followed a late return to the club for pre-season training due to problems with his passport. Spanish giants Real Madrid are keen on him, as are Manchester United, but Willian is not looking beyond a stay at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking after the game, he said: ‘
I’m happy here, I’m happy at Chelsea to play here. I’m looking forward to playing well and to win titles.’
His inclusion came after just three days of pre-season training under new manager Maurizio Sarri.
And Willian believes the action will benefit him over the course of the season after getting 35 minutes under his belt at Wembley.
‘I feel good,’ he continued. ‘I feel good after three days of training, of course I am not my best performance, my best condition.
‘But to play this kind of games is very important and I play, I think, 35 minutes which is good for me to keep improving.
‘And we have to look forward because we have a great season to play and we’re going to try to win some titles.
‘We have to learn in every game, not only this game, of course we want to win but we didn’t so now we have to keep going.
‘We have a new manager with a new philosophy, a new profile of football so I have to keep going and try to train hard every day.’
Keeping Willian is a huge win for Sarri. The Chelsea boss walked into a terrible situation but so far has convinced Pedro to sign a new deal and Willian to stay. If he can do the same with Hazard, then this will have been an extremely successful summer for the Blues.