There have been lots of speculations about Chelsea midfielder Oscar’s possible departure next season. However, the Brail international has admitted he has not been happy at Chelsea this season but is looking forward to a “fresh beginning” under Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge.
The 24-year-old was also reported to be a target for Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning in winter, but speaking then Oscar stated wants to stay in West London “for a long time”.
Now the 24-year-old has spoken of his desire to play himself back into favour at the Blues as Antonio Conte prepares to take the reins from interim head coach Guus Hiddink.
“It’s been very difficult for me,” Oscar told Sky Sports. I had a great season last season, and I’m coming from two or three seasons of doing well, but I was one of those players who got injured at the start of the season.
“When I came back, the team wasn’t doing so well and I found myself on the bench and in and out of the first team. I didn’t achieve the level I wanted to achieve but hopefully next season I can do better.
“[The new manager’s arrival] is great for the players. Obviously, you have to prove yourself. I’m sure the coach has been following all the players individually.
“It will be a breath of fresh air to the team and everyone’s excited to prove their worth to be here. Obviously, I haven’t been very happy because I haven’t been playing very much but, with the new coach coming in, it’s a fresh beginning for everyone.”
TheBlues No.8 has weighed in with just 8 goals and 4 assists for the London giants this term, but he still created an average of 1.6 chances per Champions League appearance, as per WhoScored.com.