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Sport Thiago Silva: I came to Chelsea for the title, not a taste of the Premier League

21:23  21 september  2020
21:23  21 september  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Thiago Silva has explained why he chose to join Chelsea following his departure from PSG and says he is ‘certain’ the Blues will challenge for the Premier Silva is yet to feature for Chelsea , missing their opening-day victory over Brighton and the recent defeat to Premier League champions Liverpool.

Thiago Silva is not afraid to use his status as a former champion with Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain and AC He added that he had never previously desired a move to the Premier League until he changed his "This is usually a league of young players but I am coming here as an older player and I see it

Thiago Silva standing on a court: Thiago Silva has joined Chelsea © Getty Images Thiago Silva has joined Chelsea

Thiago Silva says he has joined Chelsea with the goal of winning the Premier League title, not just for the experience of playing in England's top flight.

The centre-back, who will turn 36 on Tuesday, signed a one-year deal with the option of a further 12 months after leaving Paris Saint-Germain.

Silva is excited to play in the Premier League for the first time in the latter stages of his career, but is clear that his motivations stretch beyond just getting a taste of the high-profile competition.

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Thiago Silva , welcome to Chelsea ! What was it that attracted you to the club? First and foremost, I came because Chelsea is an amazing team and one of the biggest clubs How much are you looking forward to the season ahead with Chelsea , and to playing in the Premier League for the first time?

' Coming to the Premier League , my main goal is to win the league title and I 'm certain that we'll be fighting for that every step of the way. Silva signed for Chelsea on August 28 but only started training with his new team-mates last Wednesday after PSG reached the Champions League final

He is optimistic Chelsea will enjoy an impressive season that can lead to silverware, while playing in the 2022 World Cup for Brazil also remains a key motivation.

"The way I see it, it is the toughest league in the world, with six or seven big teams genuinely fighting for the title so the motivation is massive," Silva, who spent eight years with PSG with his last game being the Champions League final, said to Chelsea's website.

"What motivates me, day by day, is the hunger to win. To win everything within my reach.

"Coming to the Premier League, my main goal is to win the league title and I'm certain that we'll be fighting for that every step of the way.

"The team is really strong, we've got a great coach and I've come here to contribute in whatever way I can to ensure that we get as close as possible to achieving those aims.

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Thiago Silva has revealed he joined Chelsea to win the Premier League title . The defender turns 36 on Tuesday, but has insisted he still has the Silva already boasts 89 Brazil caps but reiterated his desire to feature at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as well as targeting silverware with new club Chelsea .

Thiago Silva has revealed that he joined Chelsea to win the Premier League and secure his place in Silva already boasts 89 Brazil caps but reiterated his desire to feature at the 2022 World Cup in “ Coming to the Premier League , my main goal is to win the league title and I ’m certain that we’ll be

"That's what motivates me: stepping out onto the pitch, and then winning, winning, and winning some more. I don't think about anything else.

"What Chelsea represents to me is a source of great happiness and motivation to be a part of a new project, a new family and I hope that this will be a very special year together.

"With our young group, as well as some more experienced players like our captain [Cesar] Azpilicueta, we've got all it takes for a great season. We've signed some top players.

"You can be sure I will do everything I can to repay the confidence [Frank Lampard has shown in me] out on the pitch."

Silva continued: "The prospect of playing at the next World Cup is another thing that really drives me.

"I'll be more or less 38 years old by the time of the next World Cup and I'm hugely motivated to be in good shape for it.

"The work that I'm putting in to make this a reality already started a while back and now Chelsea have given me a great opportunity to continue playing at the highest level."

Asked if he had a message for the Chelsea fans, Silva added: "I'm arriving 100 per cent motivated for this new project - I'm not just here for the experience, I'm here to win.

"I hope that they believe, just as we do, that this is going to be a very special year and one full of success for the club."

Mikel Arteta heaps praise on Liverpool new boy Thiago Alcantara .
The Reds purchased Thiago from Bayern Munich for a deal worth £25million earlier this month and made his debut in Liverpool's 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge last weekend. Arteta was speaking at his pre-match press conference as his side face two trips to Anfield with the first coming in the Premier League on Monday night.

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