“I know my mistakes” – Thiago Silva posts have new message for Chelsea fans after 4-1 defeat vs Newcastle
Chelsea’s veteran center-back, Thiago Silva, publicly addressed the disappointing result against Newcastle United, expressing his devastation and taking responsibility for the team’s subpar performance. In an Instagram post, Silva apologized to everyone, especially his teammates, acknowledging the collective responsibility for the defeat.
Silva’s candid admission comes after Chelsea’s 4-1 away defeat at St James’ Park, a result that saw the team’s captain, Reece James, receive a late red card. Chris Waddle, commenting on James’ dismissal, described it as “silly.”
The 39-year-old defender acknowledged his rare off-day, citing his responsibility for the team’s struggles. Silva’s individual error, losing possession and gifting Joelinton a goal, contributed to the challenging circumstances for Chelsea during the match.
Despite the disappointing performance, the focus now shifts to the future, with Silva emphasizing the need for the team to gather strength and come back stronger. The defeat raises questions about the defensive setup, and the upcoming fixture against Brighton will likely see adjustments.
With James and Marc Cucurella suspended for the next match, Mauricio Pochettino, the Blues’ head coach, faces decisions on the defensive lineup. Silva and Benoit Badiashile faced challenges against Newcastle, opening the door for potential changes in the backline. Levi Colwill and Axel Disasi are mentioned as viable options, and their performances in training could influence Pochettino’s selection as Chelsea aims to address defensive vulnerabilities.
The call for improvement is evident, especially after conceding eight goals in the previous two league fixtures. The post-Newcastle reflection and Silva’s apology set the stage for a determined response from Chelsea as they look to regain defensive solidity in the upcoming matches.