Willian passed the British citizenship test but only after failing it twice and he has said that he and his family have no plans to leave London. The player wants to stay at Chelsea.
The Brazilian is under contract at the Stamford Bridge until the end of the season and his future remains unclear.
In a conversation with The Players’ Tribune
, Willian reiterated his commitment to the UK.
“If you ask my wife if she wants to leave London, she'll say no,
” he said. “My daughters feel the same way. Of course, Brazil is Brazil, right? It's our home, our culture. We always feel good when we go there on holiday and see family and friends. But London is my second home.”
Willian has lived in London since joining Chelsea from Anzhi Makhachkala in August 2013.
“I recently passed a British citizenship test. Man, it was hard. It's British history in a nutshell: the 1500s, the 1600s, wars, battles, great leaders, stuff like that,” Willian said.
“Some questions are so difficult that not even some of my British friends knew the answers! I bought this handbook called Life in the UK Test, which covers everything in the exam. I don't know how many hours I spent reading it. I also downloaded a phone app with mock tests.
“As it turned out, I failed on my first two attempts but got it on the third. I am now a British citizen! So London is where I want to stay. This is where I have my family, my church. I want my daughters to grow up here. Whenever I get back to the dressing room, I want to keep seeing their messages. I want to keep hearing about their love and encouragement.”
Source: Daily Mail
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