Chelsea midfielder Willian has admitted that he initially struggled a lot to adapt to the Premier League football.
The Brazilian playmaker joined the West-London side from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala in the summer of 2013 on a £30m deal.
The 29-year-old, whose current contract runs until 2020, has gone on to win two Premier League titles and Football League Cup.
However, the Brazil international has revealed that he needed time to adapt to life in England, but he later felt comfortable during Jose Mourinho era.
Willian told Sportsbeat: “I’ve learned a lot in my time in England. I have been here for five years, so I’ve learned many things.”
“English football is not simple and it is very different to others. I think it’s one of the strongest leagues in the world. There’s no doubt that to play there you can’t just arrive and play with ease. You must also understand how English football works, understand the Premier League.”
“I already liked the Premier League before playing for Chelsea, and there’s no doubt that it has been a huge learning curve to me over these five years.”
Willian has managed to score 44 goals in 232 appearances for the Stamford Bridge side in all competitions since joining the Blues.