Chelsea new-boy Oscar: I idolised Frank Lampard as a youngster
Oscar reveals his admiration for Frank Lampard as he looks to follow in his idol's footsteps at Chelsea
Oscar has revealed his admiration for Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard after the Brazilian joined the Blues this summer.
The 20-year-old, who made his first appearance for the Blues from the bench in the 2-0 win at Wigan Athletic on Sunday, says he was always planning a move to Europe.
And the Brazilian admits it is a “dream” to be playing in the same team as Lampard, who he idolised as a youngster.
“I have been working hard in Brazil and trying to get to Europe,” Oscar was quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard. “I have been preparing myself for this moment and I am ready.
“I used to watch a lot of English football in Brazil because a lot of the games are on television.
“I always thought about coming to England and it is a dream to actually be here now. I always idolised Lampard so it is great to be in the same team as him.
“I’m happy to be in such a great team and to play with such world renowned stars like Fernando Torres, Lampard and John Terry.
“In Brazil there is a different type of football, but I think I am seen as an elegant type of ball player, who is creating for other people.
“I may need to change a little bit over here, but I see myself as that sort of a player who can hopefully make a difference to the team.”