Can azpilicueta speak French?
‘I speak French, as does Thiago, and obviously Kurt does as well. It was a good way for us to talk at the back. Edu [Mendy] in goal speaks French too, so it was the best way for us. ‘We try to help out as much as possible with the players that don’t speak English at the moment and it is no problem for us.
Does Thiago Silva speak Italian?
‘It’s going to be difficult as it always is at the start with a new language but I already speak Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese and the tendency is once you’ve learnt other languages, it should come easier,’ he said. ‘I hope to learn English as quickly as possible and I’m studying Monday to Friday.
Why did Thiago Silva not play?
He said: “We decided with Thiago that he will have a break from the travelling and stress after he played every minute so far in very intense matches. It was the moment to give him a break.”