defender admits his career is ‘almost over’, with the Brazilian likely to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
The 39-year-old joined Chelsea from Saint-Germain in 2020 and has made 142 appearances for the club in his time in west .
The popular defender was handed a one-year deal last season and that runs out this July, with no talks planned over an extension.
Silva, naturally, has shown signs of age catching up on him this term but he’s still played 24 times in all competitions.
The defender played 90 minutes as Chelsea booked their place in the EFL cup final, where they will play Liverpool or Fulham.
And Silva admits that, with his Chelsea deal close to expiring, his career is almost at its end.
‘I don’t have anything scheduled for later, I’m just looking to have fun,’ Silva said following Chelsea’s win against Middlesbrough.
‘We know it’s almost over, but it’s not the end yet. So pick the right time. I’m still able to maintain a good performance, my numbers are good, and this gives me peace of mind to continue. Now, the future belongs to God.
‘Let’s finish well here, these four months and see what happens going forward, but I’m super relaxed about that.’
Silva’s lost three cup finals for Chelsea at Wembley but their progression to the EFL Cup final means the Brazilian can end his Chelsea career on a high.
The defender says he’s determined to put those defeats right.
‘[I am] happier because of the team’s performance and now with another final at ,’ 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 is still time until that game.
‘We work hard to win. On the other side there are also teams that do the same thing. I think that when we play at such a high level, the small detail make the difference. I lost two finals against Liverpool, both on penalties, but they were the best games to watch because the two teams played in a very open and frank way.
‘I’m not saying it way bad luck, but it’s something that happens in football when you are looking for titles. I think the group has strengthened since because we are together every day and we feel the need to win again. That is the most important thing, and we have that possibility once again.’
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