Was Villas-Boas rant justified?

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Instead of focusing on his players excellent performance against Valencia last night, Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas ensured the focus was on his war of words with the media.

The Blues managed to defeat their Spanish opponents 3-0 at Stamford Bridge, meaning that not only did they qualify for the next round of the Champions League, but they also topped their group.

It has been rightly concluded by those over at MansionCasino.com that it was a really positive evening for Chelsea. Didier Drogba was back to near his best and the players and fans pulled together superbly well to get the job done.

Afterwards though, Villas-Boas was focused on another issue, seeing the performance and the three points as a ‘slap in the face’ for those who have been criticising his team.

He said: “My players deserve respect they don’t get. We’ve been chased by different kinds of people and pressures. Here we have given everyone a slap in the face.”

Chelsea have had their struggles in recent weeks of course, with relatively regular defeats resulting in questions about Villas-Boas’ future and the form of the team.

Referring to this, the former Porto boss said: “It has been over the top.”

“I hope Manchester City qualify for the Champions League knockout stage but the attitude to them is; if they qualify they qualify, if they don’t they don’t – we don’t get that margin.”

“We see former Manchester United defender [Gary Neville] say in the preparations for the game things like, ‘I don’t want to be one of the Chelsea players today, I couldn’t play this game and it is a difficult game for them’.”

“This is out of this world for me, I don’t believe this. This is a continuous persecution, it is aggression towards one club.”

“It is unfortunate for you guys [the media] because you have to report on a brilliant win for Chelsea and we qualify first in the group. It is difficult for everybody and today this is difficult for you.”

What do we make of this rant? Is it justified? Is it a case of Villas-Boas looking to motivate and unite everyone involved with Chelsea? Or is it a sign that he really has been under pressure of late?

It would be interesting to hear your thoughts. In the mean time, it’s time to Play Blackjack Online while you give your thoughts on Villas-Boas, Chelsea and the media.

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