Willian on speed, intelligence and curling free-kicks

Need for speed

You need pace to be a modern winger. The fastest player I’ve faced is Theo Walcott at Arsenal and Eden Hazard is probably the fastest player at Chelsea. In England it’s rare to find a slow winger. If you’re slow, you’ll be better off as a midfielder – maybe as a number 10. You need to be clever and use a change of pace to beat defenders.

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