Tuchel announces delight at Chelsea’s latest deal
Thomas Tuchel, the Chelsea boss, has expressed his delight over the club’s latest deal.
Chelsea on Monday signed a new deal with Thiago Silva which would see the defender remain at Stamford Bridge until 2023.
Silva joined Chelsea from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2020.
Speaking on the development ahead of Chelsea’s Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg tie against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night, Tuchel said at his pre-match press conference: “He’s like Benjamin Button. Thiago Button the footballer!.
“But I know how much work and professional attitude is behind that. It is a miracle, in a way, because he came to this league, with the schedule and the approach and the intensity on a daily basis at the very end of his career, which was very brave.
“We are happy because the new contract makes him calm.
“Thiago needs to be calm because he is a sensitive and emotional person. That makes him so precious for our team and our dressing room. He can feel different states of emotions from others, and can help so much with this.”