Chelsea midfielder Oscar has insisted he and his teammates gave everything they could in the Club World Cup final, but added that the winners, Brazilian side Corinthians, deserved the victory, Sky
Oscar’s teenage compatriot, Lucas Piazon, had suggested that only Ramires and David Luiz, two of Chelsea’s Brazilian players, gave their full effort to the match and that it meant more to the Corinthians players than their Chelsea counterparts. But Oscar disagreed with Piazon, claiming that every member of the Chelsea team gave it their all.
“I didn’t think we lacked effort, this happens,” Oscar said. “The whole of the Chelsea team need to learn how to play decisive games like this. Chelsea wanted this title so much, we have been training a lot in London for this competition. But defeat happens. Corinthians played well and deserved to win.
“It was a good game, we just didn’t create as much as usual, Cassio made some great saves and Corinthians scored when they had the chance,” Oscar added.
Piazon took to Twitter to clarify his comments, and noted that, at only 18, he did not consider the ramifications of suggesting the majority of the Chelsea team did not care about the tournament.
The match ended in a 1-0 win for Corinthians, the only goal of the game coming in the 69th minute through Paulo Guerrero, while Gary Cahill was sent off late in the match for the Premier League side.
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