The captain of PSG, Thiago Silva has not been featured in a single match for his national side since June of 2015 when he performed against Paraguay in the quarter finals of the Copa America of that same year. Thiago Silva has easily been one of the best players of the French League so far, who has made a huge impact and helped PSG immensely in their early dominance of Ligue 1.
PSG is dominating the French League after having secured a total of 51 points from their opening 19 matches, the 2nd place is Monaco which has only secured 32 points in that same amount of games which have been played.
From those 19 opening games of the season, PSG has only conceded 9 goals and Thiago Silva plays a key role in this rock-solid defence of his club.
Even with the sublime performances that Thiago Silva has been displaying with PSG, it still hasnt been enough for him to secure a spot in his national team. Ever since Dunga was appointed as the head coach of Brazil, Silva’s role in Brazil has diminished significantly as the defender was stripped away from his captaincy role in the national team and now he isnt even able to get called up.
When Dunga was asked about the current situation involving Thiago Silva and the possibility of seeing him making a return to the national side, the Brazilian coach replied by saying : “Thiago is a player who we are watching,” Dunga told Fox Sports.
“We have formed a mixed squad of youth and experience. Right now we are thinking about qualifying and about the World Cup itself. But it’s not effective when the press officer has to call me all the time about things being put in the newspaper – that won’t work. I don’t bow to pressure. But Thiago has a chance to return.”
Thiago Silva probably is one of the most in form defenders in the world right now and he truly deserves to be called up by Dunga.