At 25 Thiago Silva plays his first World Cup and has no problem starting from the bench, especially since in front he has one of the strongest midfeilders in circulation. "I am a fan of Juan. The Seleçao’s Juan- Lucio pairing is for me the best in the world. I am confident that our defence will be one of the best in the world", said the AC Milan defender at the Brazilian national team training camp in Curitiba.
Brazil has played 53 times under the leadership of Dunga, taking only 36 goals. "I'm sure I will only play if one of them has a physical problem - admits Thiago Silva - However I will try to always be ready to prove my worth. I was still for six months and that was bad, but now I have a great opportunity and I can not make a mistake".