According to William Gallas, Thiago Silva is acting as though this is his final season at Chelsea.
Thiago Silva, according to William Gallas, is playing with the attitude of a man who knows his days at Chelsea are numbered.
During the club’s three tumultuous years, the seasoned centre-half has proven to be an inspirational figure.
Following Thiago’s departure from Paris Saint-Germain, Frank Lampard was in charge of bringing the Brazil international to Stamford Bridge on a free transfer.
Thiago’s expertise and class have been vital to a series of managers who have relied on his leadership to shepherd the club through various difficult moments at Chelsea, despite the club’s frequently chaotic environment.
The 38-year-old signed a new contract in February, but it expires at the conclusion of the current season, and Gallas believes the veteran centre-half understands the writing is on the wall and does not fit into Mauricio Pochettino’s long-term plans.
Thiago Silva is aware that this will be a difficult season for him.’ Gallas stated to Genting Casino
‘He is aware that this is his final season, and he lacks the necessary backing.
‘A player like Thiago Silva, who is 38 years old, would generally seek to younger players to boost him, to help him with their quality.
‘At the moment, Chelsea lacks that quality. He appears to be in charge of everything in the rear. He was trying to communicate to the midfield where they needed to move when he had the ball during the game against Bournemouth.