Chelsea’s Willian loses mum, writes her emotional poem
The 28-year-old scored for Brazil on Tuesday night before returning to be with his mother, who was battling cancer in Sao Paulo
Willian has postponed his return to Chelsea after international duty in the wake of his mother’s death from cancer.
Maria Jose Borges died on Wednesday afternoon after a long battle with the illness in a hospital in the midfielder’s home state of Sao Paulo.
The 28-year-old played for Brazil in Venezuela on Tuesday night , scoring his country’s second goal, but returned to Brazil to be with his mother after the game. He is understood to have delayed his trip back to London.
Willian shared the sad news on his Facebook account, attaching a poem called Mãe , or ‘mother’.
One passage reads:
“I miss you so much. This is true. But I still accept this because we are going to live together for all eternity.
“I continue here on earth, faithful to the Lord’s teachings, so that I can be like you and also have the Kingdom of Heaven.”
Chelsea play Leicester City at Stamford Bridge this weekend.
It sees former Blues boss Claudio Ranieri return to West London after lifting the Premier League title with the Foxes last season.
N’Golo Kante will play against the East Midlands club for the first time since leaving this summer in a £32million deal.