VIDEO: Chelsea star scores his first international goal

In only his third cap for Brazil, Chelsea's £30m winger Willian grabbed his first goal for his country against Honduras

Despite making his debut in 2011 against Gabon, Willian earned just his third cap, but having received the news last week, his Brazilian teammates at Stamford Bridge - David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar - shared their delight, as well as words on manager Luiz Felipe Scolari.

"They became very happy when I was called up, they came over, hugged me, told me that this was a happy moment and that I deserved it,” he said. We had never really talked much about the national team, we only did after I was called up. Then I started asking what it is like, what Luiz Felipe Scolari is like, they said a lot of good things about him and about the environment there. They gave me good tips for when I arrive there."

Willian arrived in style, capping off a flowing move to bag Brazil fourth goal in their 5-0 win over Honduras on Sunday. With the World Cup drawing ever closer, Willian has a number of players competing with him for a spot in the squad - including Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Shakhtar Donetsk's Bernard. A poll I conducted on Twitter featured a question of taking two out of the aforementioned Willian, Coutinho and Bernard, and the most popular choice was Willian and Coutinho, on the basis of their performances at a higher level of football.

With Willian now starting to find his feet in the Premier League after his move from Anzhi Makhachkala in the summer, he has a great chance to nail down a place in Scolari's squad in 2014.

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