Chelsea’s sensational midfielder Willian is on the quest to break UEFA Champiuons League record for most goals scored through free kick in a single campaign.
The energetic midfielder has been on sparkling form this season after scoring six goals for the Blues through free kicks, of which four of them are in the prestigious UEFA Champions League games.
The record for most free-kick goals in a single campaign was formerly held by Brazilian legend Juninho Pernambucano with his four goals for French giants Lyon in 2005/2006 season. Willian reached the same number with his strikes against the Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday.
Speaking concerning Willian performance for the Blues this season, Juninho encouraged Willian to set new record.
“It’s good it’s a Brazilian, and from this new generation of good players we have,” Juninho told Brazilian daily Globo Esporte.
“It is very gratifying for me because when I scored these four goals, no one said anything.
“I’m being remembered by what Willian has achieved, and I think he has everything to beat the record.
“The Champions League has barely reached half way and Chelsea still have a few more games to play.”
However, the 27-year old midfielder is set to sign a new four years contract with Chelsea ahead of January transfer, which will see him earn a massive £100,000 per week.