Thiago Silva on Leaving the Door Open to a Possible Return, Winning the Champions League, and Playing Until He’s 40

As Thiago Silva prepares for his last month with Paris Saint-Germain, the 35-year-old sat with Agence France-Presse (via RMC Sport) to discuss what the city of Paris means to him and about leaving the door open for a possible extension with Les Parisiens.

One of the first questions that the French media outlet asked Silva was about the possibility of a contract extension. The capital club captain mentions that talks of him remaining in Paris don’t fall on his hands, that it’s a decision PSG will make if they haven’t done so already. 

“It does not depend on me, it will depend on the club,” Silva said. “I’m super quiet in the head at this level. I try to think of the things that I have to do to achieve the goals of the team. After that doesn’t depend on me, it will depend on the club.”

Silva adds that regardless if he stays or goes, his current focus is on helping the Ligue 1 champions achieve UEFA Champions League glory. 

Whether I have to stay or go, it’s God’s will. Frankly, I’m calm in my head because I’m trying to do everything to help the team. I keep my group behind me, that’s the thing. more important,” Silva said. “To finish this adventure with a title in the Champions League is our dream.”

The next topic of conversation, O Monstro, reflected on his eight-year career with Les Parisiens

“Staying eight years in Paris is not easy. If I did it, it was because I was useful for the team,” Silva said. “I am very happy to everything I’ve done here, with all the respect the supporters have given me. It’s wonderful!”

Finally, Silva discusses his plans for the next few years, including playing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and playing until he’s 40-years-old. 

“Even though I want to play until I’m 40, I think I can do it,” Silva said. “But that will depend on where I’m going to play, on my physique too. I try to prepare myself to go to the end. It’s very important to motivate myself every day to have the possibility of continuing until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. I’m already starting to prepare for this.”

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