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Big surprise: Thiago Silva reveals surprise at Premier League opportunity with Chelsea

Thiago Silva reveals surprise at Premier League opportunity with Chelsea

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Chelsea veteran Thiago Silva has revealed that he never thought he would get to play in the Premier League.

Silva left Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expired a few years ago, with fans expecting a move back to Brazil.

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He instead signed for Chelsea and has now made 100 Premier League appearances for the club.

Speaking to ESPN, he said: “No man, no. I never imagined I would play in the Premier League one day.

“It was one, with all due respect, football that I didn’t like. Because I thought it was a lot of aerial balls, get up here, fight there.

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“I never really liked it even though I’m good in the air and adapt well. I thought I wouldn’t play here.

“I think one of those responsible for this change, I think, is Pep Guardiola, right? He plays more. The others don’t try to copy but they look to play more.

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“Because this is beautiful football to watch. And from that moment on I became interested. I watched more at home. Chelsea’s proposal came and I didn’t think twice.”

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