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Scolari: 'Bureaucratic' Chelsea Lacks A Special Player

  • Reuters, Friday, February 13, 2009 2:30 PM
helsea lacks a special player to make it an outstanding team, according to its newly sacked manager Luiz Felipe Scolari in an interview he gave just four days before his dismissal.
"At Chelsea, we don't have a player who can make the difference by himself and do something magical on the pitch," Scolari told France Football magazine in an interview published Friday. "Robinho would have been that player. He is not afraid to dribble, to take risks. It [Chelsea] is a bureaucratic side. That is the style of my players. That is why Robinho would have done a lot of good to us."
Scolari also said he missed the special relationship he had with the Portugal players when he was national team coach. "On the pitch, the relationships with my [Chelsea] players are good," he said. "But it is true they are not the ones I had with the Portugal team. I spent five years over there. Here, I don't have a family relation. Everything is on the pitch. Off the pitch, there is nothing."

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