Chelsea playmaker Oscar has insisted that he wants to emulate teammate Eden Hazard and win the Player of the Year award in the Premier League, reports the London Evening Standard.
Hazard, of course, claimed the title in the 2014/15 campaign after he played a key role in helping the Blues secure Premier League success under the guidance of Jose Mourinho.
The Belgian international produced the goods week in, week out for the west London outfit, and now Oscar is hoping to follow his teammate's lead, as he goes in search of a successful upcoming campaign.
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In fact, the Brazilian has admitted that boss Jose Mourinho has already spoken to him about the importance of performing at the top level throughout the entire season.
When speaking about the possibility of claiming the Player of the Year award, the forward stated: “It is an ambition of mine.
"I want to do it. I think I have the quality, I am strong in the mind and good with my feet. If I play my best, I will try to win the Player of the Year. The manager wants me to play like Eden did and at the top level all the season.
“I am a different player to Eden. He has his qualities, I have mine. I’ll try to have my best-ever season.”
Hazard the man
There's no doubt about it, Hazard will already be the early favourite to retain his Player of the Year status ahead of the new season.
Ultimately, the wide-man was sensational for the Blues in their fine campaign last time round, and he will no doubt have an integral role to play once again in 2015/16.
In truth, Hazard will be hoping to be even better, as he goes about proving himself as the league's best player. Of course, he's still some way off the duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, but if he continues to improve, then many will recognise him as the third best player on the planet sooner rather than later.
But Oscar is brilliant
Oscar, then, may well struggle to keep his Chelsea teammate out of the limelight, but the tricky Brazilian certainly has the class and potential to establish himself as a leading player in west London over the next couple of years.
Ultimately, the playmaker showed glimpses of his very best form last term, but must now deliver on a consistent basis. Mourinho, of course, will expect the playmaker to hit top form right from the off, and he will be desperate to do just that.
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