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Oscar praises the Chelsea boys from Brazil

Oscar and David Luiz celebrate a goal together
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In a recent interview with the Gillette Brasil Global Tour, the Brazilian midfielder has talked about his compatriots at the West London club.

22-year-old Oscar clearly finds it beneficial to have so many fellow Brazilians nearby as he forges out a career in a foreign country.

“It helps a lot. I already knew them from playing for Brazil - so I got to know them more on international duty as I wasn't at Chelsea yet. So I already knew [David Luiz and Ramires] but we're now obviously much closer friends and they have helped me a lot.

“We all get on very well in this national team. It's incredible - all the players genuinely like each other. And we try to help each other as much as possible in the games. That was a huge help in the Confederations Cup and I think that spirit will only be of benefit to us in the World Cup.”

The ex-Internacional star then went on to talk about each player individually.

“Ramires is a really humble guy - a great guy - whom I personally admire a lot. And that’s not just on the pitch bit off the pitch too as he's an incredible person. On the pitch there's no need to talk about his fighting spirit - he always gives 100 per cent in every game. I like Ramires and I admire him a lot.”

“David Luiz is also a great player. More than anything he's a great guy off the pitch too. He's the person who always gets everyone together here in London - he likes everyone and he helps everyone. He helped me a lot when I arrived here. He's a guy who I admire, too.”

And the biggest joker?

“This one's not even up for debate - David is clearly the biggest clown. He's a natural comedian and he makes us all laugh.”

Oscar was also asked about Barcelona star Neymar and hisqualities both on and off the pitch.

“He brings joy as always. He's a guy who has got a lot of attention ever since he started at Santos. I think the Brazilian people are very fond of Neymar for the fact that he stayed at Santos for so long and stayed in Brazil. That's very cool for him. Now he's at Barcelona. He's a guy who helps us all out on the pitch too. And we all like Neymar a lot - it doesn't need me to say what a great guy he is - and he's going to be a big help for all of us.”

“The fame thing is more of an outside issue. He's very calm, even though I'm sure he feels it, as everywhere he goes he's asked for a photo or an autograph. He can't go anywhere. So he's aware of it but he's a pretty chilled guy. He prefers being with us because he feels he can be more normal around us. So he's a cool guy and another one who makes us all laugh,” he completed.


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