CHELSEA defender Thiago Silva has hinted at signing a contract extension after being crowned the fan’s player of the season.
Everybody doubted that Thiago SIlva would be able to compete at the level he has over the past 15 years because of his age – and many believed he could not handle the Premier League.
However – that has not been the case and he has been one of the best central defenders in the Premier League – and a real leader for the Blues ever since he arrived at the club.
Now – he has hinted that he may sign a new contract at the club after he was voted the mens player of the season – He told the club’s website: “The whole family have fallen in love with Chelsea. My sons, Isago and Iago, both play for Chelsea.
“Isago has extended his contract here for the next two seasons, which means we are going to be here for two years. We just hope it’s more!”
He said after the award: ‘It was a very emotional moment for me, especially because in spite of the bad season we have had, fans still wanted to show me their support,” The Brazilian told the club’s website.
“It’s been a hard year, so the recognition fills me with happiness, pride and pleasure for being part of this team.
“From my first day here, I have been warmly welcomed by Chelsea fans and so my commitment is even greater than before because I know we need to respond to them with better performances on the pitch and give them the response they deserve.
“At one point we were all fan and we know what it feels like to love the players in a team, and how the supporters suffer,’ he continues.
“So we recognise that it’s not easy for them to show that love in moments like this.
‘I want to say that it’s important to recognise that if we were in this particular situation in another country, we would likely not receive the love we have received here at CHELSEA.
‘We’d probably be received with bad language or abuse, but we didn’t get that here, and it shows the love that the fans have for us.”
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