PSG manager Laurent Blanc discusses belief that World Cup is distracting Thiago Silva
Thiago Silva has come in for criticism recently and many believe his performances have dropped because his attention is turning to the World Cup this summer.
Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has discussed this belief and admitted every player that will go to the World Cup will be thinking about this summers event.
But! Football Club quoted Blanc on his captain and he said: “It is a difficult period and can also be explained by the fact that he has not been spared by injuries.
“When one is sure to go to the World Cup and is captain of Brazil, all these injuries make you afraid of missing the World Cup.
“The player can sometimes unconsciously pays attention to many things and paradoxically this is where injuries are linked.”
Interesting comments from the PSG manager about his captain and he speaks from experience about being in the position of worrying about an injury ahead of a home World Cup.
Silva and Blanc will hope that PSG can wrap up the Ligue 1 title soon so any debate over his form is forgotten about.