Chelsea’s Thiago Silva reveals he would really like to finish career with boyhood Brazilian club Fluminense because the veteran defender says ‘I by no means thought I’d nonetheless be enjoying on the highest stage’ at 37 forward of FA Cup ultimate in opposition to Liverpool
- Thiago Silva signed a brand new contract in January which is able to see him keep till 2023
- The 37-year-old defender has revealed plans to return to former club Fluminense
- Silva made his title with the Brazilian club earlier than transferring to AC Milan in 2009
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has revealed he would really like to finish his career again in Brazil with boyhood club Fluminense.
The 37-year-old joined the Blues in the summertime of 2020 in what has proved to be a fruitful relationship with the Blues successful three trophies in that point.
Silva performed a significant half within the group that gained the Champions League final season with their 1-0 victory over Manchester City and he seems set to line-up in opposition to Liverpool within the FA Cup ultimate this weekend.
Thiago Silva has revealed plans to return to former club Fluminense earlier than retirement
Silva signed a brand new contract that may see him keep with the club till the tip of subsequent season however he has revealed his plans to transfer again to Fluminense, the place he made his title.
Speaking to the Telegraph, he mentioned: ‘Fluminense is the club I would really like to finish at. It was the club the place I performed after I had my sickness and it is the club who opened the door for me after that stage and believed in me when no person thought Thiago Silva would nonetheless make it as a participant.
‘As unbelievable as it might appear, it is the club that I help as nicely.’
The Chelsea defender got here via the Fluminense ranks and went on to play 143 video games
Silva added: ‘To signal a brand new contract, for me, was the simplest resolution to make,’ mentioned Silva. ‘I really feel very a lot at residence right here, my household are actually glad right here and, usually talking, if issues are going nicely off the pitch then they have an inclination to go higher on the pitch as nicely.’
At the age of 37, Silva says he has exceeded his personal expectations in enjoying at ‘the very best stage’ however will not be certain if he’ll play on till 41 like former teammate and AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini.
‘I’m undecided about Maldini’s file, however by way of my very own file, I’ve already crushed it as a result of I by no means thought I’d nonetheless be enjoying on the highest stage at this age. So I’ve already crushed my very own expectations and that is what I’ll proceed to do,’ he mentioned.
‘It’s very tough to speak in regards to the future since you by no means know what is going on to occur, however in my thoughts I’m projecting myself to play till I’m 40. I do not know if I’m going to get there, you by no means know with this stuff, however that is what I’m making ready for in my thoughts.’
Silva says he is not sure if he will likely be enjoying till 41 like former AC Milan group mate Paolo Maldini
Having lost two finals within the final 12 months to Leicester and Liverpool, Silva is eager to make amends when Chelsea tackle Jurgen Klopp’s facet on Saturday.
The Brazil worldwide mentioned: ‘Wembley is understood all over the world for being the house of the English soccer group – it has a standing just like the Stade de France and the Maracana.
‘It’s a privilege to play in these stadiums and, clearly, it could be an incredible factor to win there. I’ve lost finals there in opposition to Leicester and Liverpool, and people usually are not nice reminiscences. To return to Wembley and win a trophy could be one other dream come true.’