WILLIAN is the star of Corinthians’ spine-tingling new kit launch.
The Brazilian appears to be loving life back in his homeland, after ditching Arsenal to return home last year.
Willian waves in his new kitCredit: Twitter / @Corinthans
The advert features a young Willian wearing an old jerseyCredit: Twitter / @Corinthans
The Brazilian raises his thumb as he re-signs for his first clubCredit: Twitter / @Corinthans
Willian, 33, has now been placed front and centre in Corinthians’ stirring new commercial.
In a 56-second clip, accompanied by dramatic music, the Brazilian club mix a series of famous moments from its history with new images of their current crop modelling their new kit.
A picture of Willian as a child donning an old Corinthians shirt is used, before making way for an image of him raising his thumb as he re-signed for the club in 2021.
With a serious look on his face, the former Chelsea ace raises his hand and waves while wearing his new shirt.
A message then appears on screen, reading: “New shirt in honour of Timao’s golden year.”
Earlier this season, Willian took a swipe at Arsenal.
He told FourFourTwo mag: “I wasn’t happy there, and when you’re not happy in a place, it doesn’t matter how much you try – you’re not going to be able to deliver what people expect of you.
“We had a great project and believed that it would work out, but it didn’t, and so I chose to leave and do what was best for me.
“I wasn’t happy, and that’s an important factor in a footballer’s life. When you’re feeling like that, there’s really no way you’re going to perform well, unfortunately.
“There are moments in life when the money isn’t so important and you need to focus on what makes you happy; to look for a place where you have some pleasure working.
“That’s something I didn’t have there, and staying only for the money isn’t something I’m capable of doing – there are many other things that come first for me.
“I thought to myself that I couldn’t stay just because of a contract – after all, if I did, where would my motivation, my pleasure and my well-being go?
“So that’s what I had in mind. Everybody saw what I left behind in order to pursue my happiness again.”
Willian endured a miserable spell at ArsenalCredit: Getty
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