Speaking in an interview with Canal +, PSG central defender Thiago Silva confirmed that he wanted to emulate AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini.
“Many think that when you are 32, you are already old. However, I am in the best phase of my career. The 2018 World Cup is still far away. We still have to qualify. But if I continue with my PSG performances, I will have a great opportunity to participate in this World Cup. I hope to be playing up until 40. One of my idols at AC Milan, Paolo Maldini, succeeded in doing it. I have been lucky to play with him during the last 6 months of his career. I saw how much he invested himself, I will follow his path and my body will say whether or not it is capable.”