Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has commended the impressive performance of Thiago Silva against Tottenhham and insisted that age has nothing to do with him.
Silva, who joined Chelsea last summer from Paris Saint Germain (PSG) on a free transfer, netted the Blues’ opening goal in their 3-0 victory over Tottenham on Sunday in the Premier League.
Praising the Brazilian solid performance, Tuchel in an interview with football.london ahead of today’s Carling Cup clash against Aston Villa, stated that Silva is the real deal despite his age.
“From the first day I met him in Paris and of course I am happy to have him here in the squad, he is a fantastic professional and was an outstanding captain. What a fantastic person and the approach from him to recovery, to live this life as a professional player is outstanding. What he eats, when he eats, how he recovers, how he trains.
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“When he is on the pitch he trains full on. There is no training session where he is trying to hold back, he is one of the most intensive guys in training, physically. He gets better and better with his experience and to step out of what he knew and of his status in Paris, to step out of this and enter into the hardest competition in Europe at this age shows what a competitor he is.
“I don’t look at age, we just look at performances and from there we don’t care if you are super young or if you are a bit older like Thiago. This does not matter. He is in a very good moment since a long time and hopefully he can preserve this momentum and his performances because it was well-deserved he was man of the match.”