Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea won the tactical battle against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City as they completed their incredible return to form lifting the Champions League title in Porto on Saturday.
Kai Havertz’s 42-minute goal was enough to seal the Blues a victory over their domestic rivals in the Champions League final at Estadio do Dragao.
Despite limping off injured before the half-time interval, Thiago Silva was happy to put away his Champions League despairs with PSG as he took a dig at his former club. The Blues centre-back toldRMC Sport
: "I am really very happy. To have this cup is huge. My injury? A lot of things have happened in my head.
"Getting out of the game very early was difficult for me. But at this level, we cannot be at 70 per cent. But I'm happy because the team stayed calm and defended well.
"We suffered, but we did it well. In the end, we are rewarded for everything we have done. It's special for me, especially considering the pressure we had in Paris to win it.
"Whenever Paris was eliminated, people wanted to find a culprit and it was me all the time. It's too bad.
"I hope Paris will win it in the future, because I left a lot of friends there. And I will always stay red and blue."MC Sport: "It's incredible. It’s the most important moment of my career. It's unforgettable.
Chelsea will reportedly trigger their option to extend the Brazilian’s contract by an extra year this summer as the 36-year-old's experience and his cool head at the back have helped the west London outfit reach new heights in 2020-21.