Brazil International playmaker Oscar is certain he made the right decision to join Chelsea this Summer, and is also enjoying life in London.
The Brazilian midfielder was one of the most coveted young players in world football this summer, and is delighted with how he has settled at Stamford Bridge.
Oscar said: “There’s a really good atmosphere at the club, I get along great with everybody, but I’m still getting to grips with the language, so I obviously spend more time with the Brazilians. We get on really well, we’re always having a laugh.
“There’s obviously a process of adaptation, but I’m very pleased with how I’ve settled in. I feel very comfortable playing in this system and I have developed a good understanding with my team-mates.”
Oscar has set the Premier League alight this season, alongside fellow world-class players Juan Mata, and fellow new signing Eden Hazard and is enjoying his football.
“They’re both superb players, among the best in the Premier League,” the Brazilian continued.
“It’s always easier to play with players who are not only great but also intelligent. I think we link up well and that our styles complement each other. I think we give the supporters a good deal of entertainment.
“Chelsea have adapted to my style. Last season they played a different way, but with me and Eden coming in to join Juan, I think they’ve modified the way they play and become more attacking. We get the ball down and knock it about more now, which, being Brazilian, I really enjoy.”
The playmaker expects Chelsea to challenge for the title this season, but knows its not going to be easy.
Oscar said: “Manchester City have a lot of excellent players and are the reigning champions, and they’ve become very adept at grinding out results. But Manchester United have been there and done it time and time again. They’re both excellent teams.
“However, I’m confident Chelsea will do it. We’ve got a different team to last season, so we’re in a transitional period. I think as the season goes on, we’ll get more used to playing together and play better as a result.
He goes on to talk about the upcoming World Club Cup next month, saying: “Barcelona took it very seriously last year and we’ll do the same.
“I know Corinthians well and they’re a very strong side, well organised. They will be desperate to win the World Cup – it’s so important in South America. But we’ll be fully prepared for all our opponents.”
I couldn’t be any happier with the acquisitions made over the summer, although I would like to see Marko Marin fit and playing some first team football soon. I know he has played for the U-21´s recently as one of their over-age players, and expect him to make his mark on the Premier League very soon.
As for Oscar, you can’t help but to love the boy play football, he plays with such flair and confidence and I hope to see him in his Chelsea shirt for many years to come. Legend in the making…