Thiago Silva reacts to legend Cech returning to the Chelsea goalpost

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Chelsea legendary goalkeeper Petr Cech was a shock addition to Chelsea’s Premier League squad list, which was announced on Tuesday, with the former Czech International, having been spotted in training several times over the summer and this season.

Thiago Silva who played against Cech during his playing days, has revealed that he’s impressed with the form of the legendary goalkeeper, despite having retired from the game.

Speaking about Petr Cech’s inclusion into Chelsea’s Premier League squad, Thiago Silva told Esporte Interativo: “He’s a guy that we don’t have to discard. His story is very beautiful in football. We talk a little, he speaks a little French, so we have a little more dialogue than usual.

“And the other day I saw him training and asked him why he was training, if it was because he liked it or if he had the chance to be with us. He said he was really training so if he was needed, any opportunity, he could play.

“I thought he was done with his career, I was even surprised at that moment he told me. But he’s a guy who has a brilliant career at Chelsea, he’s an idol. And seeing his motivation to help us when possible, we are happy that he’s there.

“In our daily lives he’s a very important guy, he talks a lot with each player. His story speaks for itself, we just have him as a reference and do our job.

“I think he’s ready, man. From the training I saw, he’s well prepared. If he has an opportunity, an incident with the goalkeepers, he’s prepared and I’m sure Frank also trusts him.”

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