Thiago Silva has thanked personal therapist Marcelo Costa for the work he has done to help him regain full fitness in the aftermath of Brazil's 3-1 victory over Denmark on Saturday.
A double from Hulk along with a Niki Zimling own goal earned a young Selecao side a comfortable win at the expense of the Danes in Hamburg, denting the Danes' preparations for Euro 2012 in the process.
The 27-year-old started the match alongside Juan at center back and revealed his happiness at returning to the football pitch after a lengthy layoff due to a string of thigh setbacks.
"I personally am very happy because it is normally not easy to play a full match after two months, so it was a great joy," Thiago Silva told reporters after the match.
"I take this opportunity to thank a person named Marcelo Costa, the physical therapist who has been helping me recover."
Next up for Brazil is another friendly encounter with the USA on May 30.
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