Willian Reveals What He Said To Make David Meyler Miss His Penalty
Willian put in a Man Of The Match performance during Chelsea's 4-0 FA Cup fifth round victory against Hull City, last night but, despite scoring twice in the first half, the Brazilian forward's finest contribution came in the second period when he caused David Meyler to miss a penalty.
With the Tigers trailing by four goals, even if Meyler had converted his spot kick, it would have been little more than scant consolation for the visitors, but Willian wasn't willing to take that chance and instead decided to get inside Meyler's head before the Hull player saw his effort saved by Willy Caballero.
TV cameras picked up on Willian going head-to-head with Meyler and exchanging a few choice words, which the Brazilian shared in his post-match interview with beINSPORTS.
"I told him 'no pressure, no pressure!'
"I told him 'you're going to lose' and 'you're gonna make a mistake' and he said 'shut up, shut up!'"
1"53 :soccer: Willian finds the top bins- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 16, 2018
A lovely finish from the Chelsea man :ok_hand:
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Aside from some top playground level shithousery, Willian also spoke to BT Sport after the game and explained how important last night's victory was ahead of a rather hellish looking schedule for the Premier League champions, which includes two clashes with Barcelona in the Champions League, a visit to Old Trafford next Sunday, followed by a trip to runaway league leaders Manchester City.
"I think in football always you have to improve and we did that and in these two weeks we worked hard, tried to improve ourselves.
"It's important to get back to winning and now we have the big game on Tuesday."
But it wasn't just Willian who helped with Meyler's missed penalty. January signing Olivier Giroud also aided Willy Caballero with some useful pointing as Meyler went to strike his spot kick.
Little observation here look where Giroud is pointing, Caballero listens and saves. pic.twitter.com/p0zfKNrp8e- :flag_be: (@FlicksLikeEden) February 16, 2018
Giroud had a hand in all 4 goals including the penalty. Alpha male! pic.twitter.com/V9v1dsY7A0- Akansh (@akanshcfc_) February 17, 2018
Antonio Conte will be hoping this week's victories over West Bromwich Albion and Hull can spur his team on after some surprisingly heavy setbacks against Bournemouth and Watford, recently.
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