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Abramovich admits second thoughts about buying Chelsea: But I still enjoy it today

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich admits he's long had second thoughts about buying the Premier League giants.

Abramovich concedes the public attention it's brought him is something he regrets.

He told Forbes: "In hindsight, especially with the public profile it would bring me, maybe I would have thought differently about owning a club.

"At the time, I just saw this incredible game and that I wanted to be a part of that in one way or another."

Abramovich continued: "There was so much emotion, so much excitement. I remember thinking, 'I want to be a part of this'.

"The fact that there is no set formula for winning football matches - a coach and his or her squad have to consider many factors when approaching each match.

"It's like every few days is a new exam and the work you have put in gets evaluated. I enjoyed, and still enjoy, the unpredictability and seeing how each game plays out."

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