“Simply outstanding” – Thomas Tuchel reserves special praise for Chelsea player

Ahead of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup game against Aston Villa, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel reserved special praise for Brazilian centre-back Thiago Silva.

Thiago Silva was named man of the match in Sunday’s win over Spurs and turns 37 on Wednesday.

“The approach from him to recovery, to live this life as a professional player is simply outstanding,” Tuchel said.

“What he eats, when he eats, how he recovers, how he trains – when he’s on the pitch, he trains full on.

“He obviously gets better and better with his experience… The status that he had at Paris (Saint-Germain), to step out of that and enter the hardest competition in Europe shows how competitive he is.”

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