Brazil and PSG captain Thiago Silva admits to anxiety and imagining winning the World Cup at night
It isn’t just Brazil fans who are anxious ahead of this summer’s World Cup, captain of the national team Thiago Silva is just as nervous as them.
The Paris-Saint Germain captain was speaking to ESPN Brazil about the World Cup and admitted he sometimes lays in bed thinking about winning the tournament.
Silva revealed: “It has not been easy (to control my anxiety), you start thinking about the World Cup every day.
“Late at night, I put my head on the bed and think how it will be if we win, the madness in the country.
“Football is part of Brazilians culture, it is in our blood and imagine winning it in Brazil? If anxiety is great with the fans, it gives you an idea of how it works with us too,” the Brazilian captain laughed.
The PSG defender has also discussed the way he captains his French club side and his fellow compatriots.
Silva’s style as a skipper is not to shout at his team mates angrily, he explained: “It's true. I am aware of that.
“This is my posture and always remember that when I raise my arm to scream I'm so sad because it's not something I approve or part of my style.
“When gesturing and asking a colleague to mark someone, people can interpret it differently. I rather that then to stand my ground and scream it.”