Oscar ready to get nasty to succeed at Chelsea

Chelsea midfielder Oscar says he's ready to get nasty to reach his potential in the Premier League.

Chelsea midfielder Oscar says he's ready to get nasty to reach his potential in the Premier League.

He admits you need a mean streak to survive in the Premier League, and his hard-nosed Blues colleagues have been giving a helping hand in how to toughen up.

Oscar said: "I'm not aware if anyone's been told to kick me in training, but they are!

"If people say I'm too nice, that's good! It's just the way I am. But here in England you do need to be firmer, harder on the pitch. That's just the way it is.

"It's not my style of play to mark players and stop them, or be threatening in any way, but I am learning that at Chelsea. I will be more on top of it in that sense.

"I love to play football, rather than the tackling side of it. But we play a lot of games here and we get fouled a lot, so we're learning to face up to the bullies.

"The league here is really strong. I have to up my game every time I play. But training is strong here, too!"

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