Ex-Chelsea defender Alex: Player-power not reason for AVB demise

Former Chelsea defender Alex insists there was no plot inside the locker room to oust Andre Villas-Boas. Alex joined PSG in January.

Former Chelsea defender Alex insists there was no plot inside the locker room to oust Andre Villas-Boas.

Alex joined PSG in January.

"I think it makes little sense to say that there was a hardcore who did not want Andre to continue," he said.

"If you look carefully, (John) Terry and Ashley Cole always played, (Didier) Drogba and even Fernando (Torres) had lots of opportunities.

"We, the players, often have a habit when things go wrong of blaming the coach.

"But that's not true. Sometimes things don't go well for the team due to little details, like a lack of luck, or poor form from some of us.

"In the end, it was good I had a problem there because I came to a great club and city."

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