Chelsea midfielder Oscar has stated the Blues desire to win the Club World Cup, which kicks off in Japan this week, reports the
Chelsea kick off their campaign to be named the world’s top club on Thursday with their clash against Mexican side Monterrey. Oscar has referred to memories of watching the competition in Brazil, and claims Chelsea are going to be fighting hard to win the title. “In Brazil, this has always been seen as the opportunity for our clubs to play one of the big European teams. It’s the chance to test themselves against a big team from Europe and go to show their football to the world,” Oscar said.
“For Chelsea, we are representing Europe, and we are going there with a determination to do it well. We are going to try and win this competition this year.”
Oscar, who signed for Chelsea in the summer from Internacional, has scored five goals this season for the reigning European Champions, but disappointment surrounds Chelsea as they were knocked out of the Champions League in the group stage, the first champions to suffer this fate.
Rather than wallow in that disappointment, the Brazilian see this as an opportunity to improve morale at Stamford Bridge. “Every title is important for Chelsea. If we win it, it is going to give us so much more confidence and strength for the rest of the season,” Oscar added.
This is Oscar’s second appearance in the Club World Cup, having represented Internacional two years ago, where they made the semi-finals. However, Oscar was disappointed with that result, and hopes to make amends this time round. He said: “We (Internacional) were all expecting to get to the final and it was such a big surprise when we lost. I’m pleased to have this second opportunity.”
A win for Chelsea would see them go straight into the final against the winner of Egyptian side Al-Alhy and Brazilian outfit Corinthians.
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