Chelsea’s Thiago Silva reveals he want to end profession with boyhood Brazilian membership Fluminense because the veteran defender says ‘I by no means thought I would nonetheless be taking part in on the highest stage’ at 37 forward of FA Cup closing towards Liverpool
- Thiago Silva signed a brand new contract in January which can see him keep till 2023
- The 37-year-old defender has revealed plans to return to former membership Fluminense
- Silva made his identify with the Brazilian membership earlier than shifting to AC Milan in 2009
The 37-year-old joined the Blues in the summertime of 2020 in what has proved to be a fruitful relationship with the Blues profitable three trophies in that point.
Silva performed a significant half within the staff that received the Champions League final season with their 1-0 victory over Manchester Metropolis and he seems to be set to line-up towards Liverpool within the FA Cup closing this weekend.
Thiago Silva has revealed plans to return to former membership Fluminense earlier than retirement
Silva signed a brand new contract that can see him stick with the membership till the tip of subsequent season however he has revealed his plans to maneuver again to Fluminense, the place he made his identify.
Talking to the Telegraph, he mentioned: ‘Fluminense is the membership I want to end at. It was the membership the place I performed after I had my sickness and it is the membership 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 unimaginable as it could appear, it is the membership that I assist as effectively.’
The Chelsea defender got here by the Fluminense ranks and went on to play 143 video games
Silva added: ‘To signal a brand new contract, for me, was the best resolution to make,’ mentioned Silva. ‘I really feel very a lot at residence right here, my household are actually completely satisfied right here and, usually talking, if issues are going effectively off the pitch then they have a tendency to go higher on the pitch as effectively.’
On the age of 37, Silva says he has exceeded his personal expectations in taking part in 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 am unsure about Maldini’s file, however by way of my very own file, I’ve already overwhelmed it as a result of I by no means thought I would nonetheless be taking part in on the highest stage at this age. So I’ve already overwhelmed my very own expectations and that is what I’ll proceed to do,’ he mentioned.
‘It is very tough to speak concerning the future since you by no means know what is going on to occur, however in my thoughts I am projecting myself to play till I am 40. I do not know if I will get there, you by no means know with these items, however that is what I am making ready for in my thoughts.’
Silva says he is not sure if he might be taking part in till 41 like former AC Milan staff mate Paolo Maldini
Having misplaced two finals within the final 12 months to Leicester and Liverpool, Silva is eager to make amends when Chelsea tackle Jurgen Klopp’s aspect on Saturday.
The Brazil worldwide mentioned: ‘Wembley is understood around the globe for being the house of the English soccer staff – it has a standing just like the Stade de France and the Maracana.
‘It is a privilege to play in these stadiums and, clearly, it might be an incredible factor to win there. I’ve misplaced finals there towards Leicester and Liverpool, and people will not be nice reminiscences. To return to Wembley and win a trophy can be one other dream come true.’