But after watching his new side open their pre-season tour of Asia and Russia with a comfortable 4-0 win over Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Pharmaceutical, Scolari refused to respond.
"I will not answer this question. This is not a question for me," said the former Portugal coach.
"I think I have a lot of experienced players and also some young boys in my team but I feel we have experience for the Premier League or whatever league."
"I think it is normal for a first game," added Scolari. "The players have trained well for the last two weeks, more fitness than technical training."