Scolari signed the 31-year-old for £7.9million from Barcelona in the summer.
The pari also worked together in the Portuguese national team.
“Scolari is a good coach and he should have been given more time to get the project right,” he told the Daily Star.
“I was shocked when I heard the news, I almost could not believe it. The reason I came to Chelsea was to play for Scolari.
“He explained the ambitious project they had here and I decided to sign and rejected a lot of other offers.”