Frank Leboeuf: Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva has an attitude problem
Former France international Frank Leboeuf has criticised Brazil captain Thiago Silva and said that the real captain of PSG is Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Thiago Silva was recently been accused of showing weakness as captain when he sat apart and struggled to contain his emotions during the penalty shootout win over Colombia in the quarter-finals of this year’s World Cup.
While former Chelsea centre-back Frank Lebouef believes that both Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have significant influence within the PSG team, he thinks that the Swedish striker offers more leadership on the field than the Brazilian defender.
"The real captain of PSG is Ibra," he told Le10Sport.
"Put Ibra in Brazil's context during the World Cup, he'd keep a cool head. Sometimes attackers are less about the collective, but Ibrahimovic gives guidance to his team-mates.
"Thiago Silva? He would never have been captain of PSG. Even if, as a centre-back, he has the game in front of him and that's an advantage.
"Silva has an an attitude problem. You sense he's not switched on, sometimes in a panic.
"Ibra and Silva have a real influence when they ask the club for something. They give them what they want."