AC Milan defender Thiago Silva eager for future captaincy

AC Milan defender Thiago Silva sees himself as a future club captain.

AC Milan defender Thiago Silva sees himself as a future club captain.

Silva took the captain’s armband for the Rossoneri’s League match with Chievo in November, despite not being the player with the most appearances available for selection.

He told ANSA: “Until recently I had no desire to be captain, then it happened for Brazil and I changed my mind. When [Massimiliano] Allegri informed me [for Chievo], I thought he was kidding, [Alexandre] Pato and [Luca] Antonini had the most appearances for Milan.

“Now I always want that armband, I am a leader.

“Before me there is [Massimo] Ambrosini, [Clarence] Seedorf, [Gennaro] Gattuso and [Christian] Abbiati, so let’s see what happens next year, but I’d be the first [permanent] foreign captain of Milan for 50 years [after Nils Liedholm].

“When I put the armband on I can change completely. Antonini knows how much I scream on the field, but I am more comfortable as a captain, I know that I should be a point of reference.”

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