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Thomas Tuchel hails Thiago Silva as football’s ‘Benjamin Button’ after extending contract with Chelsea

A significant part of the squad that won the Champions League last season, the 37-year-old has shown little sign of slowing down despite his years of progress, starting 14 Premier League games.

Silva, who also played under Tuchel at Paris Saint-Germain, continues to be a cornerstone of Chelsea’s defense and the Blues boss has praised his enduring quality ahead of his side’s meeting in the semi-finals. of the Carabao Cup with Tottenham on Wednesday.

“He’s the Benjamin Button of football,” Tuchel said.

“I know how much work, how much professional attitude is behind it.

“It’s a miracle in a way because with this league, this schedule, this intensity of daily work at the very end of his career, it was a very courageous decision for him but I know how much effort he puts in to stay in shape. .

“Off the field, taking care of your recovery, your sleep, your nutrition is simply exceptional and only thanks to this is it possible.

“We are happy because the new new contract makes him calm, he needs to be calm because he is a very sensitive and emotional person. It also makes him so valuable to our team and our dressing room, he can feel different emotions from others and therefore can help a lot.

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