Chelsea winger Willian has revealed that he has much respect for club manager Antonio Conte despite having spent much time on the bench last season.
The Brazil international, 29, has been strongly linked with away move as Manchester United are interested in the midfielder signature.
Willian, who started 20 in 36 league matches he played last season, has scored 13 goals and 8 assists for Chelsea in all competitions.
The former Corinthians and Shakhtar Donetsk star was left out of the starting XI against Manchester United in the FA Cup final. But the Brazilian has insisted that he respects the decisions of Antonio Conte.
“I was happy with my performance during the season. I played very well I always try to do my best and work hard,” Willian told reporters.
“Sometimes to stay on the bench is difficult but I respect the decision of the manager. I don’t have anything else to say about my club because now I want to have focus here on the national team and the World Cup.”
Willian, who is currently fully focused on the 2018 World Cup, moved to Stamford Bridge in 2013 from Anzhi Makhachkala.