CHELSEA FC FANS - 24 AUGUST 2008
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Wednesday at Wembley when he was taken off during the lacklustre 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic.
After making Lampard central to his plans since arriving at Stamford Bridge, Scolari could not fathom the reaction
"In England? In the national team? I don't believe it," he said.
"I don't believe this because Lampard tries to do the best job for the national team and for Chelsea.
"One time in Portugal when I lost a match against Spain people waved the white handkerchiefs. Afterwards they said they wanted me out.
"They booed me many times as Portugal manager, and players sometimes. What I try to do is give confidence to the player because people sometimes do not understand what is happening with the whole team.
"It's not one player that makes a team, it is 11. I think England have very good players and Lampard is one of these players."
After sharing a joke with his player, the Blues boss is certain the 30-year-old will brush off the taunts, and he is likely to feature on Saturday against Wigan at the JJB Stadium.
Scolari said: "I asked Frank today 'are you sad?' He said 'no'. I said 'I know why you are sad because now you renewed your contract and you have money, you have to think about how to spend it!' He laughed."
Scolari revealed he was under the impression Andriy Shevchenko was in Italy this week, although negotiations over a loan move to AC Milan appear to have broken down.
Shaun Wright-Phillips has also been linked with a move, to Portsmouth, and Scolari suggested the winger could depart if the board decided to sell.
"I don't know what the player (Wright-Phillips) is thinking about with regards (to) offers from other teams," said Scolari.
"If I have 24 to 25 players with me and three or four for two positions then I'm happy. I have three or four players in this wing-right and wing-left position.
"If the club sells one or two more players it's not a problem for me."