Oscar is glad to have the support of Luiz, Ramires and Willian.
There is a distinctly Brazilian feel in the current Chelsea side and attacking midfielder Oscar says this has helped him when on international duty.
The attacking midfielder is one of a quartet of players from Brazil in the current Blues squad, along with David Luiz, Ramires and Willian.
All four of them have been selected in Luiz Felipe Scolari’s recent squad to face South Africa and Oscar is glad to have the support of his club team-mates when away with the nation.
“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,” the 22-year-old told Goal.
“So I already knew [Luiz and Ramires] but we’re now obviously much closer friends and they have helped me a lot.”
Oscar has been in fine form for the west London side this season since returning manager Jose Mourinho made the South American his preferred No.10.
This meant that Juan Mata was marginalised at Stamford Bridge despite being voted the club’s player of the year for the previous two campaigns and the Spaniard was eventually sold to Manchester United for £37.1m in the January transfer window.
Oscar has played 32 matches in all competitions for Mourinho this term, scoring nine goals and providing seven assists.
Along with national compatriot Willian and Eden Hazard the Brazil international has helped form a brilliant attacking midfield trio.
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