Willian: It is difficult to stay motivated

Chelsea attacking midfielder Willian has admitted that he is struggling to maintain his motivation with club having no trophies left to play for this season.

The Blues have been below par so far this season after winning the title last year, leading to the sacking of Jose Mourinho, and the Stamford Bridge side find themselves fighting for a top-six finish, having been knocked out of all cup competitions.

“It is difficult to stay motivated when you cannot win a title anymore,” Willian told Sky Sports. “But we have to keep going. We play for Chelsea and have to keep going until the very end.”

Chelsea are 10th in the league standings with 41 points from 30 Premier League matches and had to come from behind once again to earn a 2-2 draw at home against West Ham United on Saturday.

“I think we deserved to win. We played well, especially in the second half,” he added. “We played very well and created a lot of chances. But in the end it finished 2-2. We fought right until the end and we have to continue like this in the remainder of the season.

“We are very happy that Cesc scored two goals for us. We have to take some rest now and continue like this.

“It was a very difficult moment for us when Andy Carroll scored the 2-1 for West Ham because we were playing very well at the time. We kept on going, though, and created so many chances. We could have scored more, but we didn’t.

“But I am happy with the performance of the team. In the end, we deserved to win, but the draw was alright because we scored so late. We must play like this every game.”