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Thiago Silva: Milan deserve to play in the Champions League

Tue 11 May 2021 | 8:17

The former Rossoneri defender hopes to face Milan in the Champions League next season.

AC Milan

won their crucial Serie A match against


with a 3-0 result on Saturday. The Rossoneri are now in third place of the league table and have the chance to secure a Champions League spot for the next season. Former Milan defender

Thiago Silva

, who is set to play for Chelsea in the Champions League’s final on May 29, says he hopes to face his former club in the Champions League next season.

“I’ve been thinking about this moment since I left Milan, I’ve been thinking about Milan’s Champions League qualification every year,”

the 36-year-old told

Sky Sport Italia


“This season we are close. I saw the game against Juventus. I was a bit sad for Juventus’ Brazilian players: Danilo, Alex Sandro, Arthur. Even for Gigi [Buffon], we played together in Paris.

“But Milan played a great game and deserved to win, I think they deserve to qualify for the Champions League. They’ve had a great season and they deserve it for what they’ve done in six-seven months.”

Having left Milan in 2012, Silva joined


with a £38m deal. The Brazilian spent eight years at the French club before leaving them to join


in 2020.

“I am still a Milan fan, I hope I can see them again and return to San Siro, which is a special stadium for me.”

Milan will play against


in their next Serie A match on Wednesday.

source: SportMob