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"He's bad for football' - Brazil manager makes hilarious Thiago Silva admission

Robert Calcutt

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"He's bad for football' - Brazil manager makes hilarious Thiago Silva admission

Brazil national team manager Tite has made a hilarious admission on Thiago Silva amid the Chelsea defender’s recent 38th birthday.

The centre-back joined the Blues on a free transfer in the summer of 2020 after his departure from Paris Saint-Germain, for whom he made 315 appearances in eight seasons.

Silva is now in his third campaign at Chelsea, with the now 38-year-old still performing to the highest possible standard despite his veteran status.

He has so far won the Champions League, the Super Cup and Club World Cup during his time at the club, with the opportunity for more silverware this season.

Silva’s deal was initially set to expire this summer, but the Brazilian signed a contract extension at the beginning of the year, keeping him in west London until next year.

He is now on international duty with his national side, having previously made 107 appearances for his country.

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Speaking via ge, Brazil manager Tite commented on the experienced defender, who celebrated his 38th birthday on Thursday.

"He will be a good coach,” he said.

“And he’s bad for football. Do you know why he’s bad for football? Because he makes things so easy and they’re hard as hell.

"He manages to make the clearest, most lucid, transparent decisions with impressive technical performance."

Despite this potentially being his final season at the club, Silva has hinted that he may be looking to extend his stay at the west London side.

When recently speaking to the club website, he said: "I talk often with Zlatan and recently more often because Chelsea will play against AC Milan in the Champions league.

Thiago Silva in action for Chelsea. (Alamy)
Thiago Silva in action for Chelsea. (Alamy)

"My aim is to play until I'm 40 years old but I don’t know if it will be this level or this competition.

"It depends on this season and we’ll see what will happen in the World Cup. It also depends on a contract extension but yeah, my aim is to play until I’m 40."

The defender has made 89 appearances across all competitions for the Blues since he joined two years ago.

With five goals to his name from defence, he has proven that he can get himself onto the scoresheet when his team requires a goal.

In the current campaign, Silva has featured in seven of Chelsea's eight games so far, with the 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb being his only absence from the side.

He will now be under the management of his third head coach at Stamford Bridge, with Graham Potter being the newly named boss following Thomas Tuchel’s recent departure.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Thiago Silva, Chelsea, Brazil

Robert Calcutt
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