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Mourinho: Don't Blame David Luiz for German Rout
Reuters, July 9th, 2014 2:28PM

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Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho came to former player David Luiz’s defense following Brazil’s 7-1 capitulation against Germany in the World Cup semifinal on Tuesday in Belo Horizonte. Mourinho, who last month sold the central defender to Paris Saint-Germain for an estimated $85.08 million, said that while Luiz made mistakes, the entire team must share responsibility for the loss.

"I don't think it is fair to separate a player from the team, because the team was very bad," Mourinho, Yahoo’s World Cup ambassador, told the Web site. "(Did) David make mistakes? Yes, he did, but Dante made mistakes, Marcelo made mistakes, Fernandinho made mistakes, the team as a team made mistakes. I think everyone who is a player, everyone who is a coach, everyone who is not involved in the World Cup we are feeling really, really sorry for them.”

He added: "In 50 years time, kids will (still) know that Brazil lost at home 1-7 to Germany. ... In the semifinals they faced a team who is better than them. A team who behaves with a fantastic stability and confidence. Everything went in (Germany's) direction."

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