Silva stokes the fires ahead of Chelsea clash.
Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva has majorly stoked the fires ahead of his side’s meeting with Chelsea in the Champions League, the Daily Mirror reports.
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The Brazilian international has aimed two digs at Diego Costa, insisting his players will respond to his physical style of play, whilst also criticising him for choosing to play for the Spanish national side despite being born and raised in Brazil.
“Diego Costa is one of the top strikers in Europe at the moment. He can play, but also he can do battle as well,” Silva said.
“He is the sort of player that lets you know he is there, but we will also let him know that we are there as well.
“We know that Diego chose to play for Spain and there is nothing more to be said about the subject.
“I am not sure that I could choose to play for a nation other than the one I grew up in, but neither myself or anybody else has any right to judge his decision. He chose Spain, and we all have to respect his choice.”