Spurs-loving pundit hails “born warrior” Thiago Silva

Chelsea fans are so used to how brilliant Thiago Silva is that they sometimes need an outsider to remind them how well he’s playing.

Jamie Redknapp is a Spurs fan, but he couldn’t help gushing about the Brazilian’s clinic at the back against Tottenham in quotes picked up by the Daily Mail:

“What a signing he’s been. He has been incredible. For the young players around him to learn from him, his experience. He defends well, heads it, wants to win. You can see he’s just a born warrior,” the former Spurs and England midfielder said of Silva.

Last night he also added an important goal to the game too, glancing on Mason Mount’s wicked free kick to double his team’s lead and effectively end all resistance from the away team.

At full time, the ridiculous reception he got from the whole of Stamford Bridge tells you everything you need to know about how good he is, and how well loved he’s becoming already.

With some huge games still to come this season, he can go so much further than that, too.