Oscar happy with utility role

2014-07-07 09:47
Oscar (Supplied)
Oscar (Supplied)
Cape Town - Oscar insists he will play where ever Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari wants him to, with the midfielder focused solely on helping the side to World Cup glory.

The Chelsea forward has been handed a much deeper role with the Samba Kings than what he is used to at Stamford Bridge, especially in the quarter-final against Colombia, although he has taken to the position well and has made the most successful tackles at the Brazil showpiece.

Reports suggest Oscar could be set for a more attacking role for Tuesday's semi-final against Germany due to Neymar's absence through injury, although the playmaker insists he is happy to play anywhere, as long as he can help his side to victory.

"I looked over the game (against Colombia) and stayed only defending on the right which is hard for me," Oscar told Lancenet. "But if it is the only way, to be defending and winning, I want to win.

"I played in various positions, trying to steal the ball, control the game and to help us win."

Meanwhile, Scolari admitted his delight at having such a player available, saying: "The more versatile the player is, the better he is for me."

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