PSG captain Thiago Silva is proud of his team after league cancellation

PSG captain Thiago Silva is proud of his team after league cancellation

Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva has spoken out after his team were crowned Ligue 1 champions following the cancellation of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Silva, who is one of only two players to win seven championship titles since the arrival of Qatari investment in Paris, said he is proud of his team despite the unusual nature of their success.

France's top-flight season was called to a halt on Tuesday, and after a meeting on Thursday, Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) CEO Didier Quillot confirmed that the Parisiens had been handed the title based on points-per-game.

The PSG captain took to Instagram to say: 'In unimaginable circumstances, this title remains a source of great pride.

'I can only thank God for being the champion for the seventh time in eight years in Ligue 1. I would not have come this far without the support of my family, in particular my beloved wife and children, my teammates, all staff and fans'.

He continued: 'I dedicate this title to all the doctors and healthcare staff who are fighting Covid-19 around the world. They are our players today, who are fighting so that we can return to the fields and stadiums as soon as possible. '

The club, meanwhile, have also dedicated the win 'to caregivers and everyday heroes.'

Silva has admitted that he agrees with the decision to cancel the league. He said on the club's official website: 'The most important thing is the health of the players, and of everyone.

'If the championship had resumed, it may be that a fortnight or a month after the virus is back. This avoids worsening the situation. I believe the right decision has been made. It's a little weird for us. It is the strangest championship I have won, but we are going to celebrate it anyway because we deserve to win it. '

Silva, who is due to turn 36 in a couple of months, has not discussed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain, despite his contract expiring at the end of the season.

The Brazilian defender could be set for a new challenge elsewhere with his club yet to offer indications they want to keep him on board at the Parc des Princes.

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