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“Porto was the place where I lived one of the worst moments of my life.  Now I won the Champions League here »::

“Porto was the place where I lived one of the worst moments of my life. Now I won the Champions League here »::

About a year after losing the Champions League Final to Paris Saint-Germain against Bayern Munich in Lisbon, Thiago Silva managed to win against Chelsea in Estádio do Dragão. In the end, the Brazilian player remembered difficult times in his career, when he was hospitalized in Porto for six months due to tuberculosis.

“Porto was where I lived one of the worst moments, not in my career, but in my life. Here I recovered from my illness [tuberculose] And this is where I won the Champions League. Things are in God’s plan and cannot go wrong. Sometimes we do not understand, but today I understand that all the sacrifices you made are valid today to raise this cup, ”we started by saying an experienced defender in the quick interviews area.

“When I learned that the match would be held in Porto, I had some previous cases of TB in my mind, when I was in the hospital for six months. Today I can be here to party with someone who is more than just a coach [Thomas Tuchel]He is a very special friend, ”he added.

In 2004/2005 the Brazilian international signed with FC Porto, but ended up staying with Team B shortly after his transfer to the Russian team Dynamo Moscow, where he was diagnosed with tuberculosis, and was transferred to hospital in Portugal for several months, where he ended up. He ordered to receive treatment, but before that he was considering ending his career.

“Thiago spent nearly a year in the hospital. Halfway through the operation, after six months in Moscow, they said they couldn’t do anything and would remove part of his lungs. He couldn’t keep playing. (…) When he and his family realized the seriousness of the situation, Thiago had already spent six months in a hospital room. It was very difficult to accept that his dream had ended with a lung operation. Thiago was young and I was only 17 years old, so it was difficult to communicate from Through the translators, ”recalls Thiago’s wife, Belle Silva, at the gate Goal A while ago.

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