Paris Saint-Germain captain, Thiago Silva has confirmed his team were crowned champions of France’s Ligue 1 following the cancellation of the season due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) made a decision this week to award the title for the 2019-20 campaign to PSG, as they currently lead with 12-points over Marseille with a game in hand.
In a statement published via club’s official website, the Brazilian defender admitted that he agrees with the decision to cancel the league because the important thing is the health of the players.
He said: ‘The most important thing is the health of the players, and of everyone.
‘If the championship had resumed, it may be that a fortnight or a month after the virus is back. This avoids worsening the situation. I believe the right decision has been made. It’s a little weird for us. It is the strangest championship I have won, but we are going to celebrate it anyway because we deserve to win it. ‘
He also wrote via Instagram page: ‘In unimaginable circumstances, this title remains a source of great pride.
‘I can only thank God for being the champion for the seventh time in eight years in Ligue 1. I would not have come this far without the support of my family, in particular my beloved wife and children, my teammates, all staff and fans’.
He continued: ‘I dedicate this title to all the doctors and healthcare staff who are fighting Covid-19 around the world. They are our players today, who are fighting so that we can return to the fields and stadiums as soon as possible. ‘
The club, meanwhile, also dedicated the win ‘to caregivers and everyday heroes.’