Published: Mon, August 06, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Willian admits he's happier at Chelsea without Conte

Willian admits he's happier at Chelsea without Conte

"I have always been clear about enjoying playing for Chelsea, I have never (said) that I wanted to leave the club, but some situations that have happened with the other coach left me upset".

Chelsea have signed former England No.1 Robert Green as backup this summer while Polish teenager Marcin Bulka has impressed during pre-season. If Courtois tomorrow says to me the same [as the agent], then I have to speak with my player, of course.

'I don't know, ' said Sarri, when asked if Courtois will stay.

"My idea is to have two good goalkeepers, the two we have now, Marc and Jasper", he said. I'm happy to be at Chelsea.

"We would like to find maybe one more because we don't have two specific players to substitute Fernandinho. He's a guy who will be a football player for a long, long time".

Manchester City's pursuit of Jorginho faltered because Chelsea had a more pressing need for the Italy midfielder.

Sarri was quick to point out that City are considerably further ahead in their tactical development under Guardiola, yet he will still try to attack the Premier League champions today.

"I would like my players to have the personality and to be able to think in their minds that we are at the same level [as City]". It is very hard for everybody to play against City.

Since the Italy global moved to Stamford Bridge, City have been linked to a succession of high-end alternatives from Juventus' Miralem Pjanic to Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic and Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti.

The giant 'keeper is due to return to Chelsea training this weekend after helping Belgium finish third at the World Cup and being voted the best goalkeeper at the tournament.

"It's important for me to continue with Chelsea".

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