Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has said he was ‘lucky’ to play in Italy with ‘two professors like Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Nesta.’
The Brazilian is on international duty with his national team and spoke about his career at a press conference.
“Every country has its own way of seeing football,” the Brazilian said.
“I grew up a lot in Italy, one of the best schools for defenders and the defensive phase. At the beginning of my career I was lucky enough to play next to two professors.