Chelsea's Brazilian playmaker Oscar has quashed any rumours he is feeling the pressure of expectation at Stamford Bridge, under manager Jose Mourinho.
The starlet has been very much in the Portuguese managers plans this year, becoming the focal point of attack, and replacing fan favourite Juan Mata at No10.
Such weight of responsibility could prove to much for the midfielder, however, Mourinho was quick to realise this special talent has a wise head on young shoulders.
The Brazil international told London Evening Standard: "I am happy to play for a big team like Chelsea and to have this responsibility Mourinho has given me,” he said.
“I don’t feel the pressure. I have the same situation with Brazil where there is a lot of expectation."
Oscar has been in dazzling form this year, and is currently joint leading club scorer with five goals, along with the rejuvenated Spaniard, Fernando Torres.
He continued to pay tribute to the work Mourinho has done with him, since returning to the west London club.
"Mourinho has shown a lot of faith, trust and confidence in me." Oscar added, "My team-mates trust me as well. I don’t feel my age comes into it. I am dealing with it well.
“It’s one of those things that every time he selects me though, I still have to prove myself on the pitch. I know the kind of coach Mourinho is and if I’m not on top form, with the options he has, he may not choose me again."
Despite the good work, the Blues nine match unbeaten run came to a halt at the weekend following defeat to Newcastle. Placing the club back under scrutiny before it;s Champions League fixture with Schalke.
The 22 year-old continued to state how he hopes the "Special One" stays for longer than predecessors.
“I hope he can stay for many years,” he insisted.
“That way I will learn his style of play better, as will the team. We will be able to perform better the longer we spend with him, train better and succeed as a team and as individuals.
"I think he is the coach that will take not only my game to the top but also Chelsea. If we keep playing the way we have been, bar Newcastle, he will be able to take us to many titles."
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