Internacional executive Rodrigo Weber tells the Independent that Chelsea star Oscar was always destined for the top
With all the new signings made by Chelsea over the past few years its fair to say that none have made such an instant, almost unexpected, impact like Oscar has this season.
Most managers say that it takes around 6-8 months for a player to fully adapt to the English Premier League after moving from a different country and in some cases even longer for younger players.
However, Oscar has, in no time at all, become a vital cog in the Chelsea machine that has risen to the top of the table and sit 4 points clear after just 8 games.
The player's form is not a surprise to those at his former club Internacional though. Club executive Rodrigo Weber told the British newspaper The Independent that they always knew he would be a star.
"Oscar is a very centred and disciplined character. He knows what he is capable of doing. In Brazil we have lots of players with great technical ability but only some who have the mentality to become a superstar. We could see from the start he was a star player."
Weber also praised the impact Inter captain Andres D'Alessandro, who had a spell on-loan at Portsmouth, has had on the young Brazilian.
"Their friendship had a great effect on Oscar. D'Alessandro is a very strong character and it rubbed off. On the pitch together they were wonderful.
"Oscar married very young [to his childhood sweetheart Laura] and he is very much a family man. He likes to stay at home and play video games or watch movies. Since moving to London he sees a lot of [Tottenham's] Sandro, who was also at Internacional."