Thiago Silva opens up on "difficult" Celtic experience

By Hamish Carton

July 23, 2020

Tuesday’s clash between PSG and Celtic may have been pretty meaningless, but it’ll be remembered by Thiago Silva.

The veteran defender was playing his final home game for the Parisians on Tuesday, as Neil Lennon’s men provided the opposition in a 4-0 win for the French side.

Silva led his team out against Celtic (Photo by Aurelien Meunier – PSG/PSG via Getty Images)

And while Brazilian Neymar created most of the fuss on the evening, it is his countryman who will feel the biggest effect of the match in years to come.

The Ligue 1 official website has some quotes from 35-year-old Silva, as he admitted feeling “a lot of emotions” during the game against the Hoops.

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“I remember well the last time I played at the Maracana with Fluminense, it was the same, it’s difficult on the last day.

Silva collides with Dembele in 2017 (FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

“But it’s not over yet. We still have a lot of things to do, three cups to bring home, and that’s why we have to keep working.

“I hope I can go out with a reward, that’s my goal.”

Celtic game likely to mean something to Silva

The defender, who will leave French football after the Champions League, showed no signs of his age in a brilliant performance against Lennon’s men.

The speed at which he turned to deny Odsonne Edouard a certain goal midway through the first-half was exemplary.

Silva has always seemed a pretty decent guy too, unlike his fellow Brazilian Neymar and a few other PSG stars.

The less said about Neymar the better (Photo by Aurelien Meunier – PSG/PSG via Getty Images)

Celtic may mean little to the South American stalwart, but at least we now know we played an important part in the end of his career with the Ligue 1 side.

And if he’s pondering his next move, then we could always do with a new defender.