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Seleção boss Scolari 'not disappointed' with England performance

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Seleção boss Luiz Felipe Scolari claims he is not disappointed at last night’s result and says that England deserve praise for their 2-1 victory over Brazil despite a lacklustre performance from his side.

Goals from Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard were enough to secure victory despite a superb strike from Fluminense’s Fred in the second half.

"I’m not disappointed," Scolari told the press conference. “We faced a strong England team with strong players and in good form, so no, I’m not disappointed.

"I have to credit all of their team, all of their players, their style and the work of their manager because their team is playing very well. It’s strong and very organised.

"I was not surprised. We have seen all the data, and we know this is the way England play when they are on form. Let us see how they play at the World Cup next year.

"I am used to losing my first game, but after the first game I am used to winning games and competitions. I’m not disappointed or sad.”

Scolari also offered consolation for Ronaldinho, who missed a penalty in the first half to top off an ineffectual game, and claims that there will be more chances for the Atlético Mineiro playmaker.

"He played 90 minutes in the first game in Brazil,” he added. “There is some work for him to do, but he played well and if he keeps working he will be selected again."

The Seleção boss also reserved special praise for debutant Dante: “I’m very satisfied with him, and we have won another great centre back for the future.”

 
 

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