Thiago Silva expresses surprise at Premier League opportunity with Chelsea
Chelsea veteran Thiago Silva has revealed that he never thought he would get to play in the Premier League.
Silva left Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expired a few years ago, with fans expecting a move back to Brazil.
He instead signed for Chelsea and has now made 100 Premier League appearances for the club.
Speaking to ESPN, he said: “No man, no. I never imagined I would play in the Premier League one day.
“It was one, with all due respect, football that I didn’t like. Because I thought it was a lot of aerial balls, get up here, fight there.
“I never really liked it even though I’m good in the air and adapt well. I thought I wouldn’t play here.
“I think one of those responsible for this change, I think, is Pep Guardiola, right? He plays more. The others don’t try to copy but they look to play more.
“Because this is beautiful football to watch. And from that moment on I became interested. I watched more at home. Chelsea’s proposal came and I didn’t think twice.”