Thiago Silva Calls Out Chelsea Owners after Champions League Elimination
Chelsea top class defender, Thiago Silva has frowned at the way the club is being managed since Todd Boehly became the new owner.
The Brazilian was speaking at the post-match press conference with TNT Sports after the Blues were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League by holders, Real Madrid. He said the club needs to stop and put in a strategy following an investment of over £600 million in signing new players over the last two transfer windows.
I think the first step has been made. An incorrect step, but it has been made. We can’t be blaming the managers if we don’t take responsibility. It’s a hard period for the club, with a lot of indecision. Change of ownership, new players arriving – we had to increase the size of the changing room because it didn’t fit the size of the squad. A positive point is that there are amazing players in the squad but on the other hand there are always players that are going to be unhappy. There is always going to be someone upset because not everyone can play. The manager can only pick 11 from a squad of 30-something – that’s tough. Some can’t make the squad, we signed eight in January, we need to stop and put a strategy in place otherwise next season we could make the same mistakes.
The Blues were knocked out of the tournament by defending Champions, Real Madrid. They lost each leg of the tie 2-0, losing the game 4-0 on aggregate. Silva believes the players need to take responsibility for the bad run of form since the beginning of the season.
Everybody talks too much about replacing managers. I think we, as players, must also take responsibility. We have had three managers this season, plus a fourth with Bruno where we failed to win. We have lost today and with Lampard, we have failed to win. Everybody is talking about the manager but we must look at what has been done wrong and try to change.
He also spoke about his future and what should be expected from the team as the season winds down.
It might have been my last match in the Champions League. I have only one year left on my contract and my career is reaching its end. It’s a very sad day. But I think we must continue working to try to win as many matches until the end of the season.
Chelsea are placed in 11th position with 39 points having seven more games to play this season. The Blues can still finish the season on a high by winning most of their remaining games.