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Thiago Silva Tips ‘Arrogant’ Premier League Star To Take 2022 World Cup By Storm

Lets’ explore the ‘Thiago Silva Tips ‘Arrogant’ Premier League Star To Take 2022 World Cup By Storm’ Thiago Silva reckons the gift of the Gab can help fire five-time winners Brazil to fresh World Cup glory.

Brazil’s last World Cup win came 20 years ago, but Chelsea defender Silva believes the nation’s Arsenal connection can help them end that long wait.

Thiago Silva Tips ‘Arrogant’ Premier League Star To Take 2022 World Cup By Storm

Silva has identified Gunners duo Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli as two players who can play a key role in Brazil’s quest to rule the world again.

While Martinelli is making his World Cup debut, Jesus is making his second appearance, his first four years ago one to forget, after failing to score in any of Brazil’s five games.

Thiago Silva Tips 'Arrogant' Premier League Star To Take 2022 World Cup By Storm

But Silva is convinced Jesus and Martinelli can bring their impressive club form this season to the international stage and inspire the Samba Boys to go all the way in Doha.

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“You can see the connection they’ve had this season with Arsenal – it’s a big reason why they’re top of the Premier League,” said Silva. “Jesus, we’ve known about his quality for a long time, but Martinelli is really showing what he’s about.

“He’s playing without fear and, if he gets the chance to play, I don’t think it will faze him and he’ll just do what we know he can do. I think all attacking players at the top level need that little bit of arrogance – that they know they can do something special – and he has that.”

One player who will be under familiar scrutiny is Brazil forward Neymar, who will lead his country’s attack against a backdrop of huge personal expectations.

Thiago Silva Tips 'Arrogant' Premier League Star To Take 2022 World Cup By Storm
Gabriel Martinelli has the “arrogance” needed for a striker

Neymar, whose previous two World Cups have ended in frustration and failure, claimed this could be his last appearance, with Silva insisting the 30-year-old can handle the pressure.

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“If it is his last World Cup, then we have to do everything to win for him,” said Silva. “Every player who represents Brazil at The World Cup has pressure on them, but for Neymar that pressure has always been different.

“Since he was a teenager, he has had the hopes of a nation on him and that is a lot of expectation for anybody. He has always handled that well though – look at what he’s done on the pitch. He’s a special player and a special person.”

Thiago Silva Tips 'Arrogant' Premier League Star To Take 2022 World Cup By Storm
Thiago Silva and Gabriel Martinelli during a Brazil training session

Brazil’s status as tournament favourites has been strengthened following Argentina’s shock 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia in their opening game. But Silva played down talk of Brazil coach Tite’s side being the one to beat, admitting they will come unstuck if they look too far ahead.“The target for Brazil is the same as always and that is to win The World Cup,” said Silva. “But you do that by taking things one game at a time. I don’t want to talk about favourites or who we could play in the final, because we’re not there yet.

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