Thiago Silva admits previously no desire to play in Premier League

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Thiago Silva admits previously no desire to play in Premier League

Thiago Silva admits previously no desire to play in Premier League. “I’d never really seen myself in the Premier League previously.”

Chelsea’s new-signing Thiago Silva says he previously had no desire to move to the Premier League until now because it used to be “characterised by long balls”.

Silva, who joined Chelsea as a free agent after leaving French side Paris Saint-Germain, feels English football has now “developed tremendously” with a lot more “technical quality” in the Premier League.

“I’d never really seen myself in the Premier League previously because I saw it as a difficult style of football, personally,” said Silva in his first news conference as a Chelsea player.

“I didn’t have any desire to play in the Premier League because my impression was that the football being played was of long balls. At the time I couldn’t see myself playing in that league.

“I’d seen it as being characterised by long balls and that didn’t really appeal to me. I know how to play that way but my preference was to play football on the ground, I knew my quality.

“But little by little the Premier League has really won me over and anyone that knows me can confirm that.”

Credit: Sky Sports

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