The Brazilian wants to continue playing at the highest level, with the 2022 World Cup in sight with Brazil.
Thiago Silva left the door open to a contract extension at Stamford Bridge, after Chelsea qualified for the Champions League semi-final on Tuesday night. Thomas Tuchel’s men qualified for the last four in Europe’s most prestigious competition despite losing in their 1-0 quarter-final second leg against Porto on Tuesday night, after winning the first leg 2-0 last week.
Chelsea – Porto 0-1, it goes for Tuchel and his troops
Thiago Silva produced another strong performance in central defense against the Portuguese side, in which he played during the start of his career in Europe, and expressed his desire to continue playing at the highest level possible after the game. The Blues have the option of triggering a one-year extension of Thiago Silva’s contract at the end of the season, with the Brazilian hinting he is eager to stay in West London as he seeks a place to play the 2022 World Cup with Brazil.
“I hope to continue like this“the 36-year-old defender told Sky Italia. “I want to continue playing at this level and make it to the World Cup in 2022. Thomas Tuchel is doing an incredible job here at Chelsea.” Thiago Silva left Paris Saint-Germain, when he was at the end of his contract and the capital club decided not to extend him, after the defeat in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich in the season last and signed for Chelsea in stride.
Another one-year option in Chelsea’s hands
The experienced central defender has since moved into the typical team at Stamford Bridge either under Frank Lampard and then Thomas Tuchel, with 24 games in all competitions Thiago Silva also scored two goals for the colors of Chelsea and has been their captain in nine of his 18 Premier League appearances. The Brazilian being vice-captain of the club behind César Azpilicueta, the oldest player in the workforce.
Tuchel: “I’m at Chelsea to win titles”
Thomas Tuchel has turned Chelsea into a formidable defensive team, bringing them much more solidity and serenity in this area of the game, since the replacement of Frank Lampard on the sidelines at the end of January.
Thiago Silva has been central to his plans, and with the Blues supposedly focused on strengthening their attacking ranks this summer, it seems very likely that he will continue to lead Chelsea’s defense in 2021-2022.