By Chris Morley
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The team will be more important than any one individual in the quest for promotion back to the Premier League, Stale Solbakken has told the club's official website.
"It's important to organise a team well and at Copenhagen, that was our main strength. But at Cologne last season, we struggled to do that because some players were very old-fashioned and they didn't want to buy into it because they thought they knew best. They might think 'I must play this way to look good myself' and not sacrifice themselves for the team. It was like when Michael Jordan was the star player for the Chicago Bulls and scored an average of 50 points per game. But they never won and then his coach Phil Jackson said to him 'we will win if you play this system but you will only score 35 points per game'. It was very hard for him to get along but he won five or six times in a row by sacrificing a bit on his average. The same applies to players - some players have to sacrifice themselves for the good of the team. Each player will not shine on every occasion but the team will be better and that is a core thing for me. Maybe certain players may think they can only play a certain way or certain position, but that that isn't the best for the team."
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