Thiago Silva is eager to become the latest Brazilian success story at Chelsea and he is looking to emulate the efforts of David Luiz, Willian, and Ramires.
believes he has settled quickly into life at
and is eager to leave his mark.
He is taking firm steps and is determined to make the most of that chance by writing his piece of football folklore at Stanford Bridge.
The 36-year-old defender told the club’s official website:
“Not so long ago
was here with
, who has dual nationality with Spain but he’s Brazilian.
“They were all Brazilians who were successful here atChelsea
and I hope that I can do a bit of what they all did here and that I can blaze a trail to victory.
“I’m really happy here and there’s no doubt that Chelsea in Brazil are even more popular.”
There are many questions about Silva whether he could adjust to the demands ofPremier League
football after he arrived in west London as a free player, but now he has
become a key part ofFrank Lampard
“I think I’m adapting well,”
“It has been easy for me. I’m a guy who likes his home, I’m close to my family so, in this regard, my family have helped me a lot. Adapting isn’t always easy but I’ve surprised myself, not just with the English culture but the fact the football here is different to where I’ve been.
“It’s a team that I liked to watch and if you imagine yourself being in the team, despite being on the outside, you see how much the team could still improve.
“The team is really young and I came to improve alongside them even more and fight to win the competitions we’re competing in.”