Willian says quitting Arsenal for Corinthians – and with it a 70 per cent lower in salary – was the right call.
The Brazilian, 33, joined the Gunners on a free switch from Chelsea in August 2020 and signed a profitable three-year deal which included an unlimited signing bonus.
He lasted 12 months earlier than returning to his homeland final summer season to rejoin his former academy facet Corinthians.
Willian advised Four Four Two: “Things did not actually go the way in which we might all deliberate.
“I wasn’t completely satisfied there, and once you’re not completely satisfied in a spot, it does not matter how a lot you strive – you are not going to have the ability to ship what folks count on of you.
“We had a terrific venture and believed that it could work out, however it did not, and so I selected to go away and do what was finest for me.
“There are moments in life when the cash is not so necessary and it is advisable give attention to what makes you content; to look for a spot the place you’ve some pleasure working.
“That’s one thing I did not have there (Arsenal), and staying solely for the cash is not one thing I’m able to doing – there are a lot of different issues that come first for me.
“I believed to myself that I could not keep simply due to a contract – in any case, if I did, the place would my motivation, my pleasure and my well-being go?
“So that is what I had in thoughts. Everybody noticed what I left behind as a way to pursue my happiness once more.”
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