The Brazil captain is obsessed with leading his side to glory on home soil next year and believes Neymar can make the difference for the SelecaoBrazil captain Thiago Silva says he will continue to spend every waking hour dreaming of World Cup glory.
The Selecao kick off their campaign to claim their sixth world title on June 12 against Croatia in Sao Paulo before meeting Mexico in Fortaleza and Cameroon in Brasilia.
And the PSG defender, who led Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side to Confederations Cup glory in June, says he will have only one thing on his mind from now until the final on July 13 at the Maracana.
"There is not a day I wake up and do not think of the World Cup,” he told Telefoot.
“This is a moment that is constantly in my mind. Until the day of the final, it will be like this.”
Coach Felipao returned for his second stint as Brazil coach in November 2012 and has since led his side to 13 wins in 19 outings, banishing the disappointments of the 2011 Copa America and 2012 Olympic Games, overseen by his predecessor Mano Menezes.
“Today, the confidence has returned. The people believe in the Selecao once again. This is a special purpose and a big responsibility,” Thiago Silva continued, before reserving special praise for Neymar.
"Neymar can save us. I had no doubt he would be a success with [new club] Barcelona. He has surprised the Spanish press. He brings so much offensively. He is a great player.”
Finally, the 29-year-old admitted he hoped PSG team-mate Lucas Moura would get his chance to return to the international setup after being omitted from the group for the Gillette International Soccer Series last month.
"I hope that Lucas will be with us [in Brazil],” he said.
“I work with him every day and I see him work very hard in training. But there is only one person who decides and that’s Scolari.”