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Pelé admits Luiz Felipe Scolari could have picked more experienced players in World Cup squad

The King would have picked Robinho
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Pelé believes Luiz Felipe Scolari has “done well” with his 23-man World Cup squad but revealed who he would have included.

Marca reported quotes from the legendary Brazilian, with Football Espana publishing his thoughts.

And Pelé wonders if more experienced players could have been picked, he added: “I think Scolari has done well. He’s been consistent and there are no surprises,.

“But I thought more experienced players like Robinho and Kaká might have been called to join the group.

“We can’t think of Neymar as a leader. We’ll have to actually count Fred or Thiago Silva, who have personality.

“In general everyone’s been well chosen. I don’t know who I’d remove to make way [for Kaká and Robinho]. I’d take 24.”

Pelé has admitted he has been disappointed with Robinho at AC Milan and expects more from the 30-year-old.

“I expected more from Robinho. At Milan he’s not the same as he was at Santos or with the national team,” the 73-year-old continued.

“Really it was a negative surprise because there was an expectation he could do much better. Even so, with the current level of football worldwide, he’s a player for the team, any team.”

 
 

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