‘I’ve waited 37 years for this moment’: Thiago Silva on winning Club World Cup

“I feel immense happiness,” Thiago Silva told the official FIFA website after the Club World Cup win.

“I’ve waited 37 years for this moment. I’ve made a lot of sacrifices for this. It’s so, so difficult to become a world champion. I’m really happy. We’re all really happy.

“It was a really difficult game. In finals like this small details make the difference. They got a penalty through handball, we got a penalty through handball.

“But I think overall we deserved the result, we deserved to leave the pitch as world champions.”

The Brazilian veteran was named the best player of the tournament after two great performances in the semi-final and the final.

His status might’ve been in danger after his handball led to a penalty in Palmeiras’ favour, but all’s well that ends well as Chelsea got the victory through Kai Havertz’s spot-kick in the extra time.

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