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Name Thiago Silva
Gender Male
Ethnic Brazilian
Job Brazilian Footballer

Affiliation

Org Brazil National Team
Club as Player Paris Saint-Germain

2016 04 09 Retrieve

[Thiago Silva describes an altercation between Gennaro Gattuso and Zlatan Ibrahimovic during their time at AC Milan] One day, during a training session, Gattuso spent all morning teasing Zlatan. He was provoking him, and Zlatan took it without apparently saying anything. In fact his revenge would come soon after. Rino [Gattuso] and Zlatan met again in the dressing room after training, and Ibra lifted the entire weight of his team-mate, flipped him over and threw him in the bin!

2016 08 06 Retrieve

[Quotes on Zlatan Ibrahimovic] Zlatan has a particular personality. At each training sessions he wants to win. That’s something positive. And the other thing [that strikes me] when I look at him is that it’s all about his personality. Any time he wants to say something to you, he would say it face to face. That’s positive. Quite often, players don’t speak face to face, they speak behind your back. So I think, what Zlatan does is very positive. He has a strong personality but people in front of their TV think that he is arrogant. He is not arrogant. He is still very good and for PSG, he is a very, very important player. I think he is one the best players I played with. I played with [Clarence] Seedorf, Ronaldinho, [Andrea] Pirlo, [Alessandro] Nesta – they are all quality players. He is different. He is strong physically and he also has technique, but he has a bigger personality. That makes him a great player. I hope he can finish his career with a Champions League title

2020 04 16 Retrieve

[Despite the fact that he is weathering the coronavirus storm in his native Brazil, Thiago Silva remains in daily contact with his squad] I’ve spoken with the coach. I often speak with him, through messages. sWith the players, we have a WhatsApp group and we talk to each other all the time, every week, to see if there’s any news, or if anything has changed in terms of a return to football

A lot of times you see the videos on Instagram where everyone is working out. I work with them on a daily basis so I know they’re responsible guys. We have to be professional and keep working. It’s not the holidays, you have to take responsibility and be ready if you have to play again

[On the subject of quarantine, Thiago Silva admitted that he has been missing the daily routines of the footballer’s life] We’re used to training every day and being on the pitch with our team-mates. Of course, there are also the matches, with the fans and the atmosphere. We didn’t have the fans in the stadium for our last match but they put on an amazing display outside the stadium. They sang throughout the match, it was magnificent. It’s difficult, these are things we’re not used to

[Nonetheless, the stalwart defender is keeping things in perspective] You have to adapt, that’s life. There are tougher things than this. The good thing is that we can enjoy the family a bit more. It’s a difficult time for everyone. As I said before, you have to adapt to this difficult time. I try to do things at home, even if it’s not easy. There are little things, like riding a bike