Brazilian defender Thiago Silva has said that he wants to lift the FIFA World Cup 2014, which will be held in his home country. He has also targeted the Champions League title with his club team PSG as well.
The 2014 will be an important one for some players, but Silva has said that it is especially big for him. The former AC Milan man is regarded as one of the best defenders in the world. He arrived at the French capital in a deal worth in excess of £ 35 million, thus making him the most expensive defender in the world.
Silva has admitted to the stress of being a captain at both club and national level, but he is confident that it will not prevent him from taking both titles next year. There is a lot of pressure on PSG as a club due to the extraordinary amount of wealth they have spent in the last few transfer windows. Silva has recalled how Chelsea have managed to capture the Champions League title in a similar fashion, although it took the English club almost a decade of spending by Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich. Silva has also said that pressure is on the Brazilian team due to the arrival of a new manager in the form of Scolari.
“The pressure is very big here in PSG’s new project and in Brazil as well, since we have a new manager who has just arrived. Pressure exists in every corner, the key is to be ready and know how to deal with it. Our success at PSG doesn’t surprise me because this project is being very well executed with a lot of great professionals behind it, like Leonardo, the chairman and the manager as well,” said the 26-year-old, Thiago Silva in a recent interview.