Thiago Silva recounts the very special moment he learned he was going to sign for Chelsea

In an interview with Chelsea TV, Thiago Silva revealed behind the scenes of his signing with the Blues in the summer of 2020. The Brazilian defender notably revealed that he had learned that he was going to join the London club… on the bus after the Champions League final lost by PSG against Bayern Munich.

More than a year and a half later, Thiago Silva reveals behind the scenes of his departure from PSG for Chelsea. This Monday, in an interview with Chelsea TV, the 37-year-old Brazilian defender returned to the moment he knew he was going to join the London club.

« The moment I heard the news, I was in the PSG bus on the way back to Paris (in the direction of the airport) after the Champions League final, where we lost. this moment of sadness, so there was a moment of great joy, assured Thiago Silva. It made me very proud to know that I had the profile and that the club saw in me a leader.

Formalization five days after the final

Back then, everything went very fast for the Brazilian. On August 28, five days after PSG’s defeat against Bayern in Lisbon (1-0), Thiago Silva officially signed up with Chelsea. « Leonardo told him two months ago that he did not want to extend it, revealed, just after the signing, the defender’s agent in the columns of the newspaper L’Équipe. But last Tuesday, Leonardo called Thiago and raised the possibility of him staying another year.Thiago had already agreed with Chelsea, he could not go back (…) Even if he had not signed with Chelsea, Thiago did not couldn’t see how he could have accepted Leonardo’s proposal given what he had told him two months earlier. It would have been humiliating. »

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At the end of his first season in the Blues jersey, Thiago Silva won the Champions League against Manchester City (1-0, May 29, 2021). This year, Thomas Tuchel’s men are still in the race to defend their title. On Wednesday, at Stamford Bridge, they face Real Madrid in the quarter-final first leg (9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1).

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