At 36, Thiago Silva has finally lifted the cup with big ears. And yet, the former PSG captain had to leave his family prematurely following an adductor injury (37th). But whatever, after completing his first season with the Blues, the Brazilian central defender has finally won this coveted Champions League. An emotional lift for the former Parisian who thus puts aside several seasons of frustrations with Paris Saint-Germain in this competition.
Questioned at the microphone of RMC Sport, the main protagonist returned to the coronation of the Blues and his exit from injury. “It’s incredible, it’s the most important moment of my career, it’s unforgettable. There was a lot going on in my head, getting out so early was difficult. I couldn’t continue, I couldn’t be 70%, you have to be 110% for this kind of game. I couldn’t jeopardize everything we did to get here. But I’m happy because the team remained calm, we suffered a lot but we defended well. Against this City team we have to suffer but in the end we are rewarded for everything we have done, “ has thus released the international auriverde.
Thiago Silva’s declaration of love for PSG
But the Chelsea number six couldn’t help but think about his former club. A poignant speech that highlights all the pressure that the person had to carry on his shoulders during his Parisian adventure. “It’s also a moment to have recognition for what Paris has done for me but we haven’t managed to win it. Today I am very happy to have this cup, I hope that for PSG this moment will come. . All the pressure I had at PSG to win this cup … Every time Paris was eliminated, the culprit was me, it’s a shame because I gave everything for this team, but unfortunately I could not win this cup with them. I hope that will happen, I left a lot of friends there, I will always stay red and blue, ” confides a touch moved Thiago Silva.
It is also impossible not to mention the insolent success of his coach Thomas Tuchel crowned six months after his arrival at the Blues. “Tuchel, he only did six months, he changed everything, the team mentality, everything,” thus revealed Silva. Great lord, the former Parisian did not obscure his former manager Frank Lampard, at the origin of his coming to Chelsea. “It’s also important to talk about Lampard. Without Lampard, it was difficult for Thiago Silva to come here, I must also thank him for bringing me here. “ Thiago Silva’s confessions will remain engraved in stone …