T. Silva: “Going back to Milan to end my career would be a beautiful thing, Gattuso is the perfect man for Milan”

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Thiago Silva at the end of Brazil-Croatia at Anfield Stadium on June 3, 2018. (OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
Thiago Silva at the end of Brazil-Croatia at Anfield Stadium on June 3, 2018. (OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Thiago Silva has opened the door to a Milan return and he thinks Rino Gattuso can be the added value of the Diavolo.

Milan have been on a decline since 2012, when Zlatan Ibrahimović and Thiago Silva were sold to Paris Saint-Germain.

The Rossoneri are trying to recover and get back to past glories under a new ownership, but there are many problems that make many fans and journalists pessimistic about the future of Milan.

Milan will have 8 players in Russia for the World Cup (including Carlos Bacca, Ivan Strinić and Pepe Reina), which starts on Thursday, but there will also be some exes playing. One of them is T. Silva, who will try to win the tournament.

“If it’s hard to look at the ID card now? Absolutely not, I’m 33-year-old, but this is not a problem. I leave the age to the documents [laughs],” Silva told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “Brazil are favorites in Russia? Against Austria [3-0 win] we showed we are doing well, despite the match being complicated and harder than expected. The goal is to get to the end [of the competition], that’s for sure.

Thiago Silva celebraing during Barcelona-Milan at Camp Nou on September 13, 2011. (JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)
Thiago Silva celebraing during Barcelona-Milan at Camp Nou on September 13, 2011. (JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

“My feelings towards ‘my’ Milan? Milan is in my heart and it will forever be [he played there for three seasons]. I’m a big fan and I follow every story: Italian and European football needs the real Milan. The road to that seems long? Unfortunately, yes, but some problems are to be considered when you change a lot: it’s never easy for the players, for the new management and above all for the coach.

“I know the coach very well? He’s the perfect man at this precise moment in history. Gattuso is doing a great job, he can be the real added value. What hasn’t changed compared to when he was on the pitch? The agonistic wickedness. In this, it’s the usual Gattuso: gritty, never gives up.

Thiago Silva celebrating during Palermo-Milan at Stadio Renzo Barbera on March 3, 2012. (MARCELLO PATERNOSTRO/AFP/Getty Images)
Thiago Silva celebrating during Palermo-Milan at Stadio Renzo Barbera on March 3, 2012. (MARCELLO PATERNOSTRO/AFP/Getty Images)

“Gattuso uses both the stick and the carrot. It is utopia to say the word ‘Scudetto’ [which Milan haven’t won since 2011]? Juventus remain the strongest and it will be necessary to understand what Napoli, Roma, Inter and Lazio will do. Milan are still missing something, at least two great players.

“How does my adventure in Paris continue? Well. I’ve been in PSG for many years, I’m happy. Would I return to Milan? It’s never easy to talk about the future, but in football ‘never say never’. Everything is possible. How could I say ‘no’ to Milan? A team that was and will remain forever in my heart.

“Going back, maybe to end my career, would be a beautiful thing.”

10 COMMENTS

  1. I have utmost respect for this man, but no thank you, we are all settled for years at the back line. Milan will no longer be a burial group where after you finish your career u come and dump ur carcass and collect wages. Nope! Not anymore sir.

  2. Here is not a retirement home! Though I love you, where were you as the captain of PSG when you were beaten 6-1 by Barcelona after going up 4-0 up in the first leg which you didn’t feature. You’re good but with a weak mentality. We want lions not you

  3. as free transfer & backup salary, he’s better than Zapata, as long as Leo, Roma & Musa stay cz they are our present & future wall…

  4. Deulofeu.
    Why is nobody mentioning deulofeu, he is probably the “cheapest” proven signing we can make.
    He cost the same as Biglia, one third og suso’s price tag, half og calhanoglu.
    wtf why not.

  5. Guys, shut your mouth. That guy is far better than bonuci is the precision of passes. You stay there talking rubbish about T.S33 which we can’t never get again.

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