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Scolari cools pressure talk

09 Dec 2008 - 08:39:50

Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has played down talk suggesting the pressure of life in the Premier League is getting to him.

Scolari had admitted to having sleepless nights following the pressure which follows negative results.

Chelsea have still not guaranteed their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League and were knocked off the top of the Premier League table following a draw with Newcastle United and defeat to Arsenal.

However, speaking before the Champions League tie against CFR Cluj, which the Blues need to win to guarantee their place in the knock-out stages, Scolari said: "Do you know how many people live in Brazil? All the people there are coaches.

"I was coach there and you think there is pressure here? It is zero pressure.

"This is only one more game. It is important for our qualification for the next phase. It is the same as other games because we need three points. If we win, we are in the next phase.

"It is not the most important game of the season - it is one more game.

"If we lose, then maybe we are out. It is possible. If we lose and we are out of the Champions League, I will not feel good. But no more than that. This is life, this is football."


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