Thiago Silva stressed that the South Korea game will be a tricky one.
Chelsea star Thiago Silva is currently in Brazil and his side reached into the round of 16. Ahead of their clash with South Korea in Qatar, Brazil center-back Thiago Silva said that he holds much respect for the Korean team and stressed that the game will be a tricky one.
The 38-year-old defender explained: “This game is very difficult. We know the quality of South Korea, they’re a team who like to play on the front foot and like to have the ball. We have to minimize their momentum to qualify and we’ll have to work hard for it.
The last game against them [a 5-1 friendly win for Brazil in June] has nothing to do with a round of 16 game at a World Cup. It’s a very difficult game and all I can say is that we’ll be prepared… Today, we’re physically fit to face this tough game with Korea, we can’t think it will be easy… they went through a super difficult group and what we should do is respect the opponent and play a great game.”
Thiago Silva would look to get his hands on the World Cup trophy. Brazil have been the top side so far. They won their first two games against Serbia and Switzerland but, they were beaten late on by Cameroon in their final group game. They made into the next round with 6 points.