Silva Lists Neymar Behind Messi and Ronaldo as the 3rd Toughest Striker He’s Faced

Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has gone up against plenty of top players over his career. From his time with Paris Saint-Germain to current run with Chelsea, the Brazilian is one defender with a long list of elite goal-scorers faced over current footballing run.

For Chelsea’s official website, Silva provided for the top 10 toughest strikers that he has faced in his career so far. Among the top 10 are three PSG players in Neymar (3rd), Kylian Mbappe, (9th) and Angel Di Maria (10th).

For Di Maria, Silva has gone up against PSG midfielder plenty of times, including in Brazil and Argentina fixtures. The Brazilian knows just how talented of a playmaker that Di Maria is.

“Di Maria because of his technical quality and his incredible left foot,” Silva said.

Silva lauded Mbappe’s top quality as well.

“Mbappe because of his speed and as well as his technical quality,” Silva said.

Silva had plenty to say of his former club teammate and current national team counterpart Neymar.

“Neymar for his class, intelligence, magic, he is a player who impresses a lot for his technical quality and for creating situations from one moment to the next,” Silva said.

Silva left PSG winning every domestic trophy possible along with helping the side reach its first-ever Champions League final. The Brazilian is well among the top players to ever play for the club.

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