Thiago Silva admits he’s not the same as before

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Thiago Silva signed up for Chelsea last summer as a free agent from Paris Saint-Germain.

The veteran Brazilian impressed in his first season in the Premier League, and he’s still going even at age 36.

Currently with the Brazil national team, Silva has continued to make impact at age 36. Last week, his contract with Chelsea was extended for another year, and the Brazilian is grateful for the opportunity.

Thiago Silva suffered from muscle injury last season that made him miss a couple of games, also had to be taken off in the first half of the Champions League final.

The 36-year-old has now vowed to live every season as his last, as he admitted that his body isn’t same as it was before.

“From now on I have to live every season,” Silva said in a press conference on Wednesday.

“We know that our fitness is not the same of two, three years ago. The time to recover between matches changes a lot. But I will continue to prepare to reach my dreams. The World Cup is still pending.

“I knew I couldn’t carry on (when he suffered the injury against Man City), I put my head down and covered it with the shirt … I had lost last year’s final, then I left with the score 0-0. I asked God to win it and that the injury wasn’t serious so I could play for Brazil.

“It is impossible not to think of the World Cup.”

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