The Brazilian hopes to see the back at Stamford Bridge next season, though the winger has been linked with a move to the Spanish giants
Asked if it was Hazard’s last game at Stamford Bridge following Thursday’s 1-1 draw, Willian told reporters: “I don’t know, I don’t think so.
“For me I hope he stays, but in football you never know. I think his head is here, to play for Chelsea.
“Then after he’s finished the season maybe he can talk about his situation. I don’t know anything about him leaving so for me I hope he can stay.
“He’s very important, a special player, he’s very important for us, he helps us a lot. And he’s one of the best players in the world.”
After Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s first-half opener was cancelled out by Luka Jovic, Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga saved two penalties in the shoot-out.
“I’m happy with them, with my team-mates,” Willian said. “We always try to do our best job on the pitch, Kepa was brilliant, Hazard was brilliant.
Europa League final…
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“It wasn’t our best performance but we did what we needed to do to get to the final.”
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“It means a lot, one more final,” Brazil international Willian added. “It’s always good to reach a final and fight for titles. We have one more opportunity this season. We got to a final against City but we didn’t win, so now we’ve got to fight for it.”
“I can believe it,” Willian said. “For me I think it’s the best league in the world, the Premier League. All of these teams, they have great players doing a great job, and all of them deserve it.”