THE changes imposed by Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas are difficult for players, says the Blues Brazilian midfielder Ramires .
The box-to-box dynamo, scorer of two FA Cup goals against Portsmouth yesterday, says that change inevitably results in mixed emotions at a club like Chelsea.
“It’s difficult,” he said. “When you have a new boss there is a sense of renewal and change, and there are high points and low points, but the idea is always to try and get better.”
Among those changes are the dispatch of Nicolas Anelka to China, as well as the transfer-listing of Ramires' Brazilian countryman Alex. There are also signs forward Saloman Kalou may be set to agree a deal with Arsenal.
But Ramires insists that the changes imposed by Villas-Boas relate more to on-the-pitch activity, than to actual personnel.
He said: “There is always a certain amount of transition. We have a new manager and it is a renewal of the team to a certain extent.
“It is the renewal of tactics rather than the team itself because the personnel is the same.”