English Premiership

Oscar: Conte's very clear about what he wants

2016-07-14 20:53
Oscar (AFP)

Cape Town - Oscar has revealed that he is raring to go following his first training session under new Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, whom he believes will drastically improve the team.

Speaking to the club's official site, the Brazil international midfielder admitted it was good to be back in action following a much-needed holiday.

"I watched a lot of football during my time off. I saw the Copa America, Euros and some Brazilian matches," Oscar said.

"I was impressed with Antonio Conte's Italy at the Euros, they played very well and were unlucky to lose on penalties to a good Germany team.

"I missed playing and I'm glad to be back. We are all training really hard and looking forward to the pre-season matches. Training has been very hard because it was a long break for me. But that's what pre-season is all about, getting fit for the matches."

The 24-year-old, who made 40 appearances for the Blues in all competitions last season, expects the London club to be tactically superior under Conte next season, following the Italian's first training session at Cobham.

"I really liked [the first session] and I think the team are really going to improve a lot this season. [Conte's] very clear about what he wants from us.

"He spoke to everyone and it was very tactical with some good movements from the players," he concluded.

Read more on:    chelsea  |  english premiership  |  oscar  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Sunday, 17 December 2017
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United, The Hawthorns 16:15
AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool, Vitality Stadium 18:30
Monday, 18 December 2017
Everton v Swansea City, Goodison Park 22:00
Friday, 22 December 2017
Arsenal v Liverpool, Emirates Stadium 21:45
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.