Former Brazil international Juninho believes Chelsea midfielder Willian is not far from the standard set by Barcelona’s Neymar.
Willian, who has been one of Chelsea’s good performers so far this season, has been on a consistent scoring run with three goals coming from free-kicks recent weeks for the Blues. He scored twice for Brazil as the five time World Cup winners beat Venezuela 3-1 as they seek to qualify for Russia 2018.
Juninho, who once graced European football with Ligue 1 club Lyon, believes his 27-year-old compatriot is not far away from attaining the heights of Brazil’s best player, Barcelona forward Neymar.
Speaking to Brazilian media, Juninho said this:
“William is at a level just behind Neymar.
“It deserves to be analysed and treated as such.
“Willian deserves greater prominence. As a commentator I feel obliged to value it.”