As his second season in English football edges towards its conclusion, Oscar is determined to finish on a similar note to a year ago, when he ended his debut season at the club lifting a trophy, on that occasion the Europa League.
Saturday’s 6-0 demolition of Arsenal at Stamford Bridge ensured the Blues remain top of the Barclays Premier League table, and we face the first leg of our Champions League quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain next Wednesday.
For the 22-year-old, scorer of a brace against Arsenal, it’s been a busy couple of years, both at club level and on the international stage, but he wouldn’t have it any other way, as he told Chelsea TV.
‘It’s not just this season, I’ve played so many games in the last few seasons, plus with the national team we are always playing as well,’ he said.
‘It’s difficult but I enjoy it and I’m fine. We now have the last seven or eight games in the Premier League, as well as the game in the Champions League, so I need to sleep well, have a massage and then I will play well.’
The Brazilian was delighted to be back among the goals at the weekend, and he felt we were rewarded for our determination to shoot at goal, in stark contrast to the game at Aston Villa a week earlier.
‘It’s eleven goals for the season and two goals in the game against Arsenal so I’m very happy,’ said Oscar.
‘For the first goal Nando gave me a beautiful pass and I scored. The second goal, I got the ball and shot, so it was a good goal.
‘Everyone played well against Aston Villa but we didn’t shoot, and if you don’t shoot you don’t score.’
The interview in full can be viewed (subject to registration) via the channel’s online access.