Thiago Silva’s wife was fully behind Chelsea as she supported her son at a youth match on Wednesday evening – despite her recent comments causing a stir.
Belle Silva cheered on her eldest son Isago as his U15s team won a youth match, posting stories on Instagram saying ‘come on Chelsea’ and ‘we won’ with a blue heart emoji.
Understandably, it meant she missed the senior team’s 3-1 win at Aston Villa in the FA Cup – where Mauricio Pochettino dropped Thiago Silva.
After Chelsea’s 4-2 defeat by Wolves on Sunday at Stamford Bridge, Silva appeared to cal for Pochettino’s head by posting on X: “It’s time to change. If you wait any longer it will be too late.”
She has since apologised, blaming her ‘outburst’ on being ‘passionate’ and ‘saddened by defeats’.
“I’m sorry that my personal outburst as a passionate Chelsea fan has caused such an impact. I’m passionate about the team, I thrive on victories and I’m saddened by defeats,” she wrote on X.
“We all want the same thing, a winning team, come on Chelsea!!”
Pochettino revealed at his press conference on Tuesday that Chelsea centre-back Silva spoke to him personally after Isabelle’s social media post in a bid to ensure there was no tension between the pair.
Pochettino refused to discuss the nature of their conversation, describing it as a ‘private’ matter that was handled before training.
“He came today to talk with me,” he said. “I am not going to talk in the way we were talking. The important thing is he came and wanted to talk with me.
“He knows me after more than 10 years, who I am, we are a very strong coaching staff and the way we operate. Of course he came to talk. We talked. It was private. And that’s it.”
Asked why he dropped Silva for the match at Villa, Pochettino hit back with a spiky response.
“Why the question?,” he responded to ITV’s Gabriel Clarke. “I am professional and a coach and I always pick my players because of performance and balance.
“I think I understand the question but I want to be calm because I need to be professional and I always make my decisions because of the professional side.”
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