Tuchel responds to Silva’s chances of extending Singha contract. Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has responded to Thiago Silva’s. Contract that it is up to the player himself to give himself the opportunity.
The Brazilian centre-back. Who turned 37 on Wednesday, has continued to excel and is currently under contract until the summer of 2022.
When asked about Silva’s new contract. Tuchel said: “It’s up to him. I can’t answer this question. But hopefully he can continue playing at this level. That’s all he needs to be here.”
“It’s simple and clear like that. When you play for Chelsea you have to show off and that’s what he is doing. He’s a great professional and if he wasn’t. He wouldn’t have been able to perform at that level for many years.”
“Age doesn’t play a role. The only question we have to ask at the end of the season is: ‘Is he still at the level to compete with Chelsea in all competitions?’ It’s that simple and we don’t need an answer right now. But he is in good shape and we are happy.”