Chelsea defender Filipe Luís admits that he was annoyed to be left out of Brazil’s 2014 World Cup squad
Despite his disappointment in not being included in the Brazil squad for their own World Cup, the 28-year-old has said that former boss Luiz Felipe Scolari deserves people’s respect.
Filipe Luis has made four appearances for the national side but narrowly missed out on a call-up for this year’s tournament.
“I was annoyed with Felipão’s decision. I’d had a great season and I think I deserved to be called-up. It wasn’t just me; there were other positions that were also lacking a bit as well.
“But it’s easy to talk about him now. The truth is that he did an excellent job and, with the resources he had, put a team of warriors together.
“The Brazilian people should be grateful to him, also because of what he did in 2002. He’s a world champion and deserves respect,” completed the left-back.