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Thiago Silva reviewed the season he had at Paris Saint-Germain. He feels the year was more challenging, but that pushed him to give more for the club

Thiago Silva signed for PSG back in 2012. The 34-year old became captain of the club soon after. Under his captaincy, the club has enjoyed a long period of success.

This year has been no different. Thiago Silva sat down with PSG to review another successful campaign.

Silva feels the first and foremost objective was the Ligue 1 title:

“It’s always important because it [winning the league] our primary objective. If we don’t win the league or we don’t finish in the top two, we can’t play in the Champions League. That’s why you have to win, and we’re happy to have achieved that this season.”

He addresses the competitiveness of the French league, telling people it is not as easy as it seems:

“Even though many people think winning seems easy when you’re Paris Saint-Germain, when you go out onto the pitch, no-one gives you anything. If you don’t work to win, you can’t win.”

PSG failed to progress to the later stages of the UEFA Champions League. But Thiago Silva still feels the club did well overall:

“I usually say that Paris Saint-Germain is a young club that is going to keep growing. I’ve been here for seven years, and the team has improved a lot. In football, there are times when you win and others when you lose.”

The club captain feels the PSG staff made quick progress towards improving the dynamics of the team:

“I remember that I arrived five days before the Trophée des Champions against Monaco in China. I had five training sessions with the team and played the game. I didn’t think I’d be so close to the technical staff and coach as quickly as that.”

“We have a very good relationship, we work very well together. The relationship between the coach and captain is important. It’s great to have his trust, I like working with him.”

Silva feels connected to the club, and is ready to give it his all again next season:

“I want to keep giving everything for this shirt. After everything the club has done for me, I feel I owe them. I’m passionate about this club.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Jese of PSG (L) and Thiago Silva of PSG (R) shows appreciation to the fans after the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Arsenal FC and Paris Saint-Germain at the Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 23: Jese of PSG (L) and Thiago Silva of PSG (R) shows appreciation to the fans after the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Arsenal FC and Paris Saint-Germain at the Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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