Oscar has revealed his delight at playing for a Chelsea side that places so much emphasis on attractive football, the
The 21-year-old has made an instant impact at Stamford Bridge, proving wrong critics who questioned if the youngster’s slight frame and lack of experience outside his homeland would lead to an unhappy time when faced with the combined rigours of the Premier League and the Champions League.
Thus far, Oscar has shown little sign of trouble adapting to his new surroundings, impressing domestically and claiming four goals in European football, including spectacular strikes against Juventus and Shakhtar Donetsk, the latter coming in Chelsea’s last Champions League outing.
Shakhtar goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov miscued a headed clearance that fell kindly for Oscar, who, despite being a good 40 yards from goal, sent a swerving effort over Pyatov’s head and into the back of the net.
Oscar said: “It’s a pleasure to play for a team which attacks like this. I’m Brazilian, so of course I like playing this style of football a lot. It makes me happy to be playing in a team that plays this way, and to be at a club that wants to play the type of football that I enjoy playing. That’s very important to me.
“This is my first experience in English football so naturally there is a process of adaptation as I get used to the different environment. But I’m pleased with ¬everything so far. And every game I play I get more used to it, so I know I will keep getting better.”
The £25m signing continued: “I feel my relationship with Juan and Eden is growing with every game we play together, as we get used to each other.
“You can feel it improving with every game that passes and every time we play together it feels like we understand each other more. Hopefully there is more to come.”
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