Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, has admitted that the long-ball soccer model within the Premier League discouraged him from transferring to England earlier.
The Brazilian centre-back, who turned 36 on Tuesday, joined the Blues on a free switch this summer time after eight years at Paris Saint-Germain.
Silva is in line to make his debut towards Barnsley in a Carabao Cup third spherical conflict on Wednesday.
He has loved a glittering profession which incorporates seven consecutive Ligue 1 titles following a three-year spell with AC Milan, the place he additionally gained Serie A.
Silva has additionally amassed 88 worldwide caps for Brazil.
When requested whether or not he had ever come near taking part in within the Premier League earlier than this season, Silva replied: “I’ve by no means actually seen myself within the Premier League beforehand.
“That was as a result of I noticed it as a troublesome model of soccer, personally. I didn’t have any need to play within the Premier League.
“My impression of the soccer taking part in was that one with lengthy ball, excessive balls and lengthy pictures. On the time, I couldn’t actually see myself taking part in in that championship. However over time, the championship has developed tremendously. There may be much more technical high quality.”