Thiago Silva: My Football Talks, I Don’t

That was the one and very critical query intended at Thiago Silva not once, but during many occasions during his Brazil team time out, in the initial phase of the qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, at the time when Dunga holds the responsibility.

Anyone who watched the central defender seal 2-0 defeat of his side of Serbia on Wednesday in Moscow with a powerful near-post header, possibly be pardoned for wondering why such question requires to be asked at this time and that too with a superb display of his at the back, which, he reminded, is the one reason he is there, and Silva isolation for a period from the national side becomes almost not possible to understand.

Thiago Silva said on this, “I feel more like it is a job that was executed well, and this is not due to the goal, but, the reason for the same is that at the time we are defending the team well. Again, we played well and now we have got another game without conceding. And when are willing to score in such situations, it makes you feel more proud and confident.”

Seleção is going to move into their tie Round-of-16 with Mexico who is in their last 14 matches is unbeaten. The team has lost one match in 24 after Tite became the coach of the team, conceding only six goals meanwhile. This is the team that knows it well how to attack, and it is also well aware of the way to keep things right at the back.

In defense, he is at his best form during the match; Brazil chose the possession of the ball and also easy on the look. This is also an approach that will ensure them to have a relatively smooth ride during the first half.