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Scolari reveals Drogba conflict at Chelsea

30 Mar 2011 12:30:04

Scolari reveals Drogba conflict at Chelsea

Luiz Felipe Scolari has revealed he tried to offload Didier Drogba while Chelsea manager and confirmed the pair had "conflicts" during his short reign at Stamford Bridge.It has long been thought Scolari and Drogba had clashed while the former was in charge of the Blues, with the latter's agent claiming after Scolari's sacking just over two years ago that one of them had to go.And it now appears Scolari failed to convince billionaire owner Roman Abramovich to swap Drogba for then Inter Milan striker Adriano."I didn't leave Chelsea because of sabotage from the players, but it is true that it was difficult to control the dressing room," he told TB Arena Sport TV. "Drogba believed he was the star in the squad and I did have conflicts with him. He wanted to go to a hospital in Paris because of an injury, but I said no."That was my first problem because (Nicolas) Anelka did well in his absence and scored many goals. When Drogba came back, he wanted to go straight back into the team but I said no."He added: "I also wanted Abramovich to change Drogba for Adriano at Inter, because it was easier to control him than Drogba."


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