Chelsea defender Thiago Silva said he is proud to play under Frank Lampard and hopes the club will renew his contract at the end of the season.
Like many other older players at Chelsea in recent years, the 36-year-old will likely have to negotiate a yearly contract with the club.
Silva joined the Blues on a free transfer and signed a one-year contract this summer, with the club having the option to trigger a 12-month extension — and so far it’s safe to say he has proved he deserves another year.
Frank Lampard has repeatedly hailed the Brazil international’s influence on and off the pitch, having led Chelsea defence to five clean-sheets in their last six games.
Speaking in his press conference for the Brazil national team on Tuesday, Silva also seems to enjoy the few months he has had playing under Lampard.
“I am very proud to be coached by someone who has been one of the best midfielders in the world and to have faced him as a player,” the former PSG captain told the reporters about the Chelsea manager (via L’equipe).
“We exchange our ideas in the locker room and that’s a very good thing. He talks to me a lot and I try to help my best, on and off the pitch, in order to keep playing in the best possible way.”
Silva also sent a clear message to his boss — he wants to stay for another season at Stamford Bridge.
“I have learned in [a lot of different competitions] and I use it to help young players,” he added.
“This is my first experience in the Premier League. I hope to continue to play well and that my contract will be renewed.”