In Defence Of Willian
Following on from the recent article outlining why Gary Cahill doesn`t deserve to be continually battered on social media, there was to be an article to follow defending Willian. In the words of Michael Jackson, this is it. My argument for not giving our Captain clog, is that during his time at the club, he deserves more respect. There`s no need to 'hate-on` our own players.
The same goes for Willian, he may be struggling for form at the moment, but two season`s ago during Jose Mourinho`s 'annus horribilis` he was the stand out player by far. I was following today`s game on Twitter, my timeline was filled with 'Willian` bile. The guy is out of form, like today`s defeat, it happens.
One of the tweets that stood out, simply said,
`Willian, get out of my club.`
I would suggest that the person who tweeted that should 'get out of my club.` At the risk of being called over sensitive or too sentimental, and whilst I appreciate that everyone is entitled to their opinion, I just don`t think there is any need to criticise our players so vehemently.
After writing about Cahill, I wrote on the end, that an article defending Willian would follow. I kind of regretted writing it, as I realised, that to defend Willian would be difficult given his current form. What the above tweet made me realise is though, that In reality, I don`t need to defend him at all, as there is nothing to defend him for.
Each week he pulls on a Chelsea shirt, and sets out to perform to his best ability, I genuinely believe that. That alone is enough to defend him, in my opinion. The fact that, at present he can`t perform as I`m sure he`d like, for whatever reason, does not warrant the above tweet. It just doesn`t.
So, I`d like to thank the person who wrote that tweet for making this piece of writing much easier for me to complete. Willian did have a bad game today. If I`m honest he`s not been great all season, although in the one game I`ve seen live, albeit against lowly opposition in Qarabag, he was Man of the Match. He`s still a Chelsea player though, I`m glad he`s at my club and let`s not forget…...he hates Tottenham and he hates Tottenham…….