HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Thiago Silva eyes playing at World Cup as he turns age 38

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As he is ready to begin his tenure at Stamford Bridge, the defender aspires to represent Brazil in the competition for a fourth time.

Thiago Silva, a defender for Chelsea, claims that despite turning 38 years old before the start of the next World Cup, he still intends to play for Brazil.

This summer, Silva left Paris Saint-Germain after eight seasons with the Ligue 1 club and signed for Chelsea on a free transfer.

The Brazilian was one of the best defenders in the world during his eight-year spell in Paris, where he made 315 games and won seven Ligue 1 championships.

The defender most recently assisted PSG in reaching what may have been the club’s first Champions League title, but the French team lost to Bayern Munich in the championship game.

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Since making his senior team debut in 2008, Silva has established himself as a regular for Brazil internationally, gaining a total of 89 caps and competing in three World Cups.

Despite the fact that he would likely be one of the oldest players competing in Qatar in 2022, he is aiming to compete for his country in one more World Cup.

“The desire to succeed inspires me every day. In an interview with Chelsea’s official website, he stated, “I want to win everything that is within my grasp.


“My major objective since joining the Premier League is to claim the league championship, and I’m confident that we’ll battle for it at every turn. We have a fantastic coach, a tremendously good team, and I’ve come here to do anything I can to help us get as near as possible to attaining those goals.

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“Entering the field and then succeeding, succeeding, and succeeding some more is what inspires me. I don’t have any other thoughts.

“As I’ve previously stated, another thing that truly motivates me is the possibility of competing in the next World Cup. By the time of the next World Cup, I’ll be around 38 years old, so I’m quite determined to stay in condition.

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“I’ve been working hard to make this a reality for a while, and Chelsea have now given me a fantastic opportunity to keep competing at the greatest level.

“What Chelsea means to me is a source of great delight and motivation to join a new project, a new family, and I hope that this will be a very remarkable year together,” the author says.

Silva has not yet played for Chelsea after sitting out the opening two Premier League games.

The Blues’ next play is on Wednesday against Barnsley in the Carabao Cup, and then they travel to West Brom this coming weekend for their third Premier League game of the season.