Chelsea’s Thiago Silva is pleased to be at a club that has already realized its big dream to lift the UEFA Champions League.
The supremely experienced Brazilian joined The Blues at the start of the season on a free deal from PSG, a club whose elusive UCL ambition apparently drove out the 36-year-old.
“At PSG, the pressure to win a first Champions League [under QSI] is immense. The team works around this objective, not to win Ligue 1," Silva said to FourFourTwo via Goal.
“It's no use doing a clean sweep of the domestic titles, as we did a few times, but being knocked out in the last 16 or the last eight of Europe.
“It always seemed like if that happened, the whole season was sh*t – it felt over once we exited the Champions League.
“At Chelsea, however, there's a very different atmosphere regarding European football. The club has already managed to lift that trophy, and winning the Premier League title is also one of our priorities,” concluded the former Porto and AC Milan star.
Meanwhile, Silva has remained injured in London while his teammates will battle Atletico Madrid in a UCL last 16 first leg clash on Tuesday.