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Thiago Silva admits his career is ‘almost over’ but is ‘completely relaxed about the future’ with the defender yet to sign a new Chelsea deal

Thiago Silva has admitted that he is aware that his playing career is coming to an end.

The 39-year-old played 90 minutes for Chelsea in their 6-1 demolition of Middlesbrough in the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final to book their place at Wembley next month.

He achieved a lot in his career before joining Chelsea on a free transfer from the French club in 2020, turning out for the likes of AC Milan, PSG and Brazil.

Although he is still a regular for the Blues under Mauricio Pochettino and has now made almost 150 appearances for the club in all competitions, his current contract expires at the end of the season.

While routinely signing new one-year deals at the club, the defender admitted via Hayters TV that he is not sure how much longer he has left in the game.

Thiago Silva, 39, has admitted he knows his football career is ‘almost over’

The defender is a regular at Chelsea and insisted he still has something to give despite being out of contract at the end of the season.

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«I don’t have anything planned for later, I just want to have fun,» he said when asked if he could one day play in his native Brazil.

“We know it’s almost over, but it’s not over yet. So choose the right time. I am still able to maintain a good performance, my numbers are good and that gives me peace of mind to continue. The future now belongs to God.

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«We’ll finish here well, these four months and we’ll see what happens next, but I’m very relaxed about it.»

Chelsea have had an indifferent season under Pochettino, finishing ninth in the Premier League table and enduring a string of tough results despite spending over £1bn in two years under Todd Boehly.

However, a cup final against Liverpool or Fulham will offer the Blues the opportunity to win their first trophy since winning the Champions League in 2021 and Pochettino’s first in England.

Silva’s Chelsea side lost the 2021/22 Wembley final against Liverpool.

If the Blues are successful at Wembley, manager Mauricio Pochettino will lift his first trophy in England

Silva insisted at the end of the game on Tuesday night that the team was progressing despite a slow start under the Argentine.

«(I’m) happier with the team’s performance and now with another final at Wembley,» he said. «If I’m not mistaken, I went there three times. I lost all three. So I think it’s time to win. There’s still time for that match.

‘We work hard to win. On the other hand, there are also teams that do the same. I think when we’re playing at such a high level, it’s the little details that matter. I lost two finals against Liverpool, both on penalties, but they were the best games to watch because both teams played very openly and honestly.

«I’m not saying it’s bad luck, but it’s something that happens in football when you’re looking for titles. I think the group has gotten stronger since then because we are together every day and we feel the need to win again. That’s the most important thing, and we have that chance again.»

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