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Tuchel’s view on 37-year-old defender signing a contract extension at Chelsea FC.

Updated: Jan 6, 2022

Silva has made 22 appearances for the Blues this season.

Thomas Tuchel celebrating at Stamford Bridge
Thomas Tuchel celebrating at Stamford Bridge

Thomas Tuchel’ has heaped praise on Brazil defender Thiago Silva after the defender put pen to paper on a new deal at Chelsea FC. The German says Thiago (37), who joined the Blues on a free transfer from Paris Saint Germain in August 2020, is the Benjamin Button of football.

"I know how much work and professional attitude is behind his performances," Tuchel said. "What he's done is a miracle in a way - he's Thiago Button.

"The effort he puts in to stay fit, recover, sleep and manage his nutrition is outstanding. This new contract is only possible because of that.

"It's also good because this new contract makes him calm and it's important for us that Thiago is calm.

"He is an emotional and sensitive person who is so precious in our dressing room."

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