Willian has revealed Antonio Conte is “very closed” and “hardly ever talks to the players”.
Chelsea’s Italian boss is under a lot of pressure at Stamford Bridge following the disappointing 3-0 defeat at Roma.
There has been talk of Conte losing his job if he doesn’t turn things around quickly, and Willian insists he only ever talks to the players when it is necessary.
He told Brazilian news site UOL Esporte: “He is very closed off.
“He hardly ever talks to the players .
“He gives instructions in training, on the pitch and nothing more.”
“During the game, he is as you all know.”
Willian lost his place in Chelsea’s attack under Conte last season, and there was talk of a move to Manchester United.
The former Shakhtar Donetsk attack confirms there was contact with former boss Jose Mourinho, but opted to stay at Stamford Bridge.
He added: “There was contact with Manchester United, but I wasn’t close to leaving.
“Of course, at times it’s frustrating when you’re not playing, but it wasn’t as if I stopped liking the club or the people who work there.”
Willian also revealed he came close to quitting football following the tragic passing of his mother.
Dona Zeze sadly died in October 2016 following a two-year battle with cancer.