'I Never Thought I’d Still Be Playing At The Highest Level At This Age': Thiago Silva

'I Never Thought I’d Still Be Playing At The Highest Level At This Age': Thiago Silva

Thiago Silva turns 38 this September and has been top-class during his time at Chelsea so far. He has settled in at the club very well and hopes to continue exceeding expectations. In an interview with the Telegraph, he has revealed how he does it.

“Of course, I make sure that I prepare well, here at the club and also at home. Throughout a career, you are always going to have difficulties and I had them.

"There was the issue with tuberculosis I suffered early in my career as well, so when you say I am nearly 38 years old, an issue with my lungs has complicated matters as well. But I’m just really happy to be at this age, to be playing football and still performing at a good level.

“I’m not sure about Maldini’s record, but in terms of my record, I’ve already beaten it because I never thought I’d still be playing at the highest level at this age. So I’ve already beaten my expectations and that’s what I will continue to do.

“It’s very difficult to talk about the future because you never know what’s going to happen, but in my mind, I’m projecting myself to play until I'm 40. I don’t know if I’m going to get there, you never know with these things, but that’s what I’m preparing for in my mind.

“Fluminense is the club I would like to finish at. It was the club where I played after I had my illness and it’s the club that opened the door for me after that stage and believed in me when nobody thought Thiago Silva would still make it as a player. As incredible as it may seem, it’s the club that I support as well.”

Source: The Telegraph

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