Since Phil Scolari was axed as manager of the Blues, there have been all sorts of rumours about dressing room unrest, with certain players allegedly having a ‘hotline’ to the man upstairs (Roman Abramovich rather than God), thus helping to oust the Brazilian from his post recently. It seems that there might be some truth in these rumours, especially with this forward clearly happy to see the back of the former Portugal coach.
The BBC reports that Didier Drogba clearly has a bee in his bonnet about Scolari, especially the way that certain individuals were criticised by his former manager. The Ivorian claims that it was wrong for Big Phil to make him a scapegoat after Chelsea got tonked 3-0 at Old Trafford a few weeks ago.
“When Scolari started blaming individuals, then that was bad,” Drogba told the Sun.
“To name one player as to blame for what happened in a squad of 24 players is wrong.
“How can one player be responsible for not winning for so many weeks and losing points?” Drogba added.
“This is not an individual sport. When you win games, everyone is happy and enjoys it together. But when we lose we have to lose together, too.
“If it makes it easier for some people to make me the scapegoat, then fine. All of us were below form against Manchester United, and, sometimes, maybe the coach chooses to make an example of one player. For that game I was the player blamed.”
Yes, it’s hard to see Drogba taking that sort of criticism on board, issuing an apology for his below-par performance when the rest of the team were equally as bad. It well and truly appears as though Scolari had lost a sizeable section of the Chelsea dressing room, with player power being one of the factors behind the manager’s sacking. Do Blues supporters think that they should sell the above striker or keep hold of him in the summer?