Thiago Silva has sided with its good performance in Milan, those who consider him one of the best defenders in the world. The Brazilian center is one of the most coveted pieces of the 'market' football, and his name has been linked at times with FC Barcelona. However, his path to the summit has not been easy.
"I spent six months in a hospital. I would not be able to play anymore. Luckily that phase is over," Thiago Silva has recognized on several occasions.
The player is the protagonist of a story Saturday in the prestigious French daily L'Equipe, which contained statements made in which explains the harsh treatment he made seven years ago by this disease, happily overcome: "I almost die. so every time I play I remember those times in Russia. "
The Brazilian had arrived just prior to Europe from his native Brazil, and his time at Porto, his first club on the continent, was not easy: injuries and respiratory problems have prevented him from continuing.
In Moscow experienced its worst moments in 2005, but his return to Brazil gave a new impetus to his career. After shining in Fluminense between 2006 and 2008 - where he won a Cup in Brazil in 2007 and was runner up in the Copa Libertadores in 2008 - he joined Milan. The Lombard club has already begun to capitalize on the 10 million he paid for his move. (via SPORT)