‘Brazil’s biggest competitor is Brazil,’ insists Chelsea’s Oscar
Chelsea midfielder Oscar believes Brazil’s biggest competitor in this year’s World Cup will be themselves.
The 23-year-old was speaking on exclusive BT Sport programme ‘Made in Brazil,’ with Daily Express quoting the playmaker.
Oscar feels with supporters behind them, his nation can achieve glory on home soil.
The Chelsea man said: "Who will be Brazil's biggest competitor? I don't think there's a biggest competitor. Brazil needs to outdo Brazil.
"We have a great team and if the supporters get behind us, We have got everything to win.
“It's a tough group. Mexico are always difficult, we're used to going up against them. Cameroon's an African team, so that's also difficult. And Croatia is a European team, which is always tricky.”
Although Group A will be tough, Brazil are predicted to finish top and they remain one of the favourites for the tournament.
If they are to be crowned champions of the world, the immense team spirit that was present throughout the Confederations Cup will need to be present.
Oscar doesn’t feel that he has a particular better relationship with the Brazilians that play for his club side as well, he said: "It helps that so many of the Brazil team play for Chelsea, but those of us that play for the national side know each other really well already.
"I've been called up now for nearly two years. So I know the players well, whether they play at Chelsea or not. Everyone on the national team knows each other's game."