Chelsea winger Willian has been granted compassionate leave following the death of his beloved mom, and he will miss the Blues’ upcoming match against EPL champions Leicester City according to Sky Sports.
The Brazil international footballer played in the country’s 2-0 thrashing of Venezuela on Tuesday.
Luckily for Willian [full names Willian Borges da Silva], he scored in their South American rivals and didn’t hesitate to dedicate the goal to his mother who was critically ill at the hospital.
In a post match interview, the 28-year-old said: “I am very happy with the goal.
“I also scored against Venezuela in the home match. Today, I was happy to score here.
“The goal today is for my mother, who is in hospital, for my wife, for my daughters and for all the families who cheers for me.”
Willian’s mom lost the battle to cancer.
The Brazilian wrote this touching poem in memory of his mother:
In the sky is your place
Where will you be now
Where do you live
Left you so much
After you left here
Because I’m so sure
It is in heaven that you are
Yeah near Jesus Christ
I’m sure it’s your place.
Because for you to be holy
You don’t need canonize
Just be the mother that was
Don’t think I’m hurt
By punishments to me data
Because between the mother and son
Always all is forgiven.
Can you believe that I’m fine
Because between the punishment and love
Did you do with that I would follow
Definitely a good way.
I miss you so much
But I still accept
Because we live together
For all eternity.
I’m still here on earth
To his teachings to be faithful
So I can like you
Also have the kingdom of heaven.
Then we’ll meet
Have detached from the earth
Dreamed of eternal life.
Chelsea posted their condolence message on the club’s official website. “All of us at Chelsea Football Club are sending our love and deepest condolences to Willian and his family after the passing of his mother. We are thinking of you Willian,” the post reads.
Image shows Brazil and Chelsea winger Willian whose mother passed away recently.
The Blues have won only a match since the start of this 2016/17 Premier League season, 2-0 against Hull City.
Antonio Conte’s side will play Leicester City today 15 October, 2016.