Chelsea Star Shares Emotional Response to Playing in Paris Again

On Tuesday, it marked the return of former Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva to the Parc des Princes. The Brazil national team was playing an international friendly against Tunisia. 

Furthermore, Silva was partnered alongside Marquinhos, so it was a walk down memory lane for the Chelsea defender, who left the French giants after the 2020 UEFA Champions League final loss to Bayern Munich. 

“It was good to come back here, to play at the Parc, where I was very happy,” Silva told reporters on Tuesday (h/t Hadrien Grenier). “I have a lot of gratitude. And it was good to play with Marquinhos.”

Since his departure, Silva went on to win the Champions League with Chelsea during the 2020-21 football season and has shown that his age isn’t a factor and that the way he plays the game is aging gracefully. 

Furthermore, PSG felt Silva’s exit the season he left, which is why the French giants would go out and sign former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos to replace the veteran leadership the Brazilian brought to the team. 

As a result, many emotions were seeing Silva back in the French capital, and perhaps he could return one more time before his European career finishes. 

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