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Chelsea's Willian reveals his free-kick secrets

Willian scored four fantastic free-kicks in the group stage, so there is nobody better from a dead-ball situation right now. The Chelsea man let us in on a few of his secrets.

Willian: My free-kick secrets
Willian: My free-kick secrets

1 Practice makes perfect
It's an important thing to practice. Training is always important. Not to train too much, but during the day, take four or five shots here and there. That helps you quite a lot in a real match and gives you the chance to score.

2 Stay focused
When the time comes in a match it's about concentration, watching the goalkeeper as well, and looking at the posture of the goalkeeper, trying to hit it right.

3 Learn from the best
There are some players I always watched – various players who I knew hit the ball well. Ronaldinho and David Beckham, they took free-kicks and took them very well, so there are some players I always try to follow and to learn important things from so that I am able to score goals.

Watch above to see the full interview and see Willian and Ronaldinho in free-kick action, plus the midfielder's thoughts on the last-16 tie with Paris.

Willian converts against Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Willian converts against Maccabi Tel-Aviv©AFP/Getty Images