Chelsea's Oscar: Brazil teammates have helped me to adapt
Brazil's Oscar has spoken of how his national teammates have helped him adapt to life at Chelsea and in the Premier League.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Oscar, 21, said: "I expected it to be even harder for me as I came straight from Brazil to England but it's not been like that. I feel I've adapted straight away and maybe because they are here, and Lucas Piazon is here and there are so many Portuguese and Spanish speakers, then it's made it easier."
The Brazilian playmaker spoke glowingly of teammate David Luiz who helped him with his English: "He's such a character, he plays around. He's also very good in helping you mingle with the other players, good at gathering everyone together and helping them."
The Seleção star admits that people warned him about the physical nature of English football but says it did not make him think twice about moving to England: "Actually it was one of the reasons people told me not to come to England.
"But I made my choice to come to Chelsea because I always wanted to play in Europe, in England and play for one of the biggest clubs."
The youngster also spoke of his ambitions: "I have the same ambitions as Chelsea, I want to win all the competitions, My dream is to win the Champions League, the Premier League and now the World Club Championship."
Oscar has set his sights on succeeding at Chelsea: "I'm looking forward to that. I hope, I believe I will improve at Chelsea and I will stay here for many, many years. To be honest, as soon as I got here it wasn't a problem because with Chelsea's style of play, yes, the game is more physical here, and I'm still young and still growing and improving.
"But it's not difficult. It's physical but it's skilful, technical as well and, above all, it suits me."