Veteran Chelsea star wants to play forever

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There are some things that are not just possible, and one of which is being young forever.

Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has admitted that the game is different for him as a 37-year-old centre-back, and he wishes he can only play football forever.

The Brazilian is a key part of Thomas Tuchel’s backline and has been very brilliant while playing for the club.

The veteran defender admits he has lost his youth and speed, but has also gained massive experience.

“I wish I could play forever, man. But we can’t, right?” Thiago Silva said in an interview with Globo Espote.

“Of course, today I don’t have the same explosion that I had at Fluminense, but there are things I didn’t have at the beginning and today I have a lot, which is the experience.

“You cut a lot of paths, you can read a lot of things before they happen. Back then I ran, but I didn’t think. Today I run less and think more, you know?

“I’m 37 years old, playing in one of the top leagues in the world, in one of the biggest clubs, at a high level.”

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