Chelsea manager Graham Potter has praised defender Thiago Silva, claiming his footballing mind is above anyone else’s.
According to Potter, everyone benefits from Silva’s experience, as he also played for Paris Saint-Germain and Milan during his illustrious career.
The Englishman spoke about the Brazilian following Chelsea’s 0-0 Premier League game with Liverpool on Saturday.
He described Silva as a leader, adding that he is a really important player.
“He has a football mind above all.
“He understands the game, and for a long time he has played at the highest level,” Potter said (via the club’s website).
He added: “The players he’s played with, the players he’s played against, his references are so strong that he can help the team and the individuals.
“He’s got Benoit next to him, it’s only his second Premier League game, and I’m sure he benefits from playing alongside Thiago. Everyone benefits from him.”
“He’s a leader on the field, a leader off the field, and a really important player.”
Premier League: It’s above all, everyone benefits from it – Potter praises Chelsea star