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I'm not untouchable at Chelsea: Oscar

Nov 18 2013, 10:32pm CST | by IANS

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 19 (IANS) Chelsea and Brazil midfielder Oscar insists he is not "untouchable" at Chelsea, despite having won steadfast support from Blues coach Jose Mourinho.

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 19 — Chelsea and Brazil midfielder Oscar insists he is not "untouchable" at Chelsea, despite having won steadfast support from Blues coach Jose Mourinho. Earlier this year...

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I'm not untouchable at Chelsea: Oscar

Nov 18 2013, 10:32pm CST | by IANS

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 19 (IANS) Chelsea and Brazil midfielder Oscar insists he is not "untouchable" at Chelsea, despite having won steadfast support from Blues coach Jose Mourinho.

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 19 — Chelsea and Brazil midfielder Oscar insists he is not "untouchable" at Chelsea, despite having won steadfast support from Blues coach Jose Mourinho.

Earlier this year Mourinho declared Oscar was his first-choice No.10 and the 22-year-old has not disappointed with five goals and two assists from 11 matches this season, reported Xinhua.

But Oscar says he does not take his starting place for granted, either with Chelsea or the Luiz Felipe Scolari-coached Selecao.

"I don't feel untouchable. I always try to give my best and for that reason they (the coaches) like me," Oscar told O Globo Monday.

The former Sao Paulo and Internacional prodigy said both coaches were "winners", bringing different qualities to their respective teams.

"They have different styles," Oscar said. "Scolari is used to coaching national teams and Mourinho clubs. Both are very successful. They are professionals as well as winners."

In a wide-ranging interview, Oscar affirmed there was a lighter side to Mourinho, suggesting the 50-year-old Portuguese is misunderstood.

"He is very different to the what people see from the outside," Oscar said."He jokes quite a lot. What he says grabs the headlines because he says what he thinks is needed for the team to benefit.

"But he is a lot more relaxed than what he is made out to be. You just can't lose a match or he will get angry. He is seen as a guy who during his first spell at the club transformed Chelsea. The fans like him a lot and have high expectations."

Oscar also revealed that he had been pursued by Mourinho, then coach of Real Madrid, during an international fixture last year.

"It was the match against Denmark. We were going to negotiate, but Real was full of players who play in the same position and I would not have had many opportunities," Oscar said.

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Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been called up for new Brazil coach Dunga's first squad—his first national call-up since 2010 when he made his debut. The 22-year-old attacking midfielder was omitted for the Selecao in Luiz Felipe Scolari's World Cup squad and is now part of a new-look Brazil squad, with only 10 of the 23-man World Cup squad retained for friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador next month.   Brazil at ...
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Dunga Announces First Brazil Squad Since Taking Over as Manager

Aug 19 2014 10:56am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

New Brazil manager Dunga has named his first squad since taking over for Luiz Felipe Scolari, per 101 Great Goals. This is the group Dunga will use to try to get off to a winning start against Colombia. One of the main headlines is an inclusion for Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho: Coutinho is a mercurial player, blessed with all the flair many associate with the best traditions of Brazilian international football. However, Scolari didn't exactly favour ...
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Dunga names first Brazil squad for September

Aug 19 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday — with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani Alves were among the biggest names not called up for the friendlies against Colombia on Sept. 5 in Miami and Ecuador on Sept. 9 in New Jersey. Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil’s disappointing finish t ...
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Dunga names first Brazil squad for September

Aug 19 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday — with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani Alves were among the biggest names not called up for the friendlies against Colombia on Sept. 5 in Miami and Ecuador on Sept. 9 in New Jersey. Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil’s disappointing finish to the finals, a humiliating 7-1 semifinal defeat t ...
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Dunga names first Brazil squad for September

Aug 19 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday –with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani Alves are among the biggest names not to get called up for the friendlies against Colombia on Sept. 5 in Miami and Ecuador on Sept. 9 in New Jersey. Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil’s disappointing finish at the final ...
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3 days ago

Dunga names first Brazil squad for September

Aug 19 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday — with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani Alves were among the biggest names not called up for the friendlies against Colombia on Sept. 5 in Miami and Ecuador on Sept. 9 in New Jersey. Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil’s disappointing finish to the finals, a humiliating 7-1 semifinal def ...
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3 days ago

Dunga names first Brazil squad for September

Aug 19 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday –with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani Alves are among the biggest names not to get called up for the friendlies against Colombia on Sept. 5 in Miami and Ecuador on Sept. 9 in New Jersey. Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil’s disappointing finish at the finals, culminating in a humiliating 7-1 semifinal defeat ...
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Kaka and Robinho Return to Brazilian Football for 1 Last Hurrah

Aug 15 2014 4:06am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Tens of thousands were in the crowd jumping and cheering. Fans grinned, hugged, looked towards the stage with arms aloft. No title had been won, no milestone achieved. Sao Paulo fans were celebrating the return of one of their biggest idols this century, Kaka. Recent weeks have seen two of Brazil's best of the late noughties, Kaka and Robinho, move back to boyhood clubs Sao Paulo and Santos r ...
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Luiz Gustavo Rules out Arsenal, Manchester United and Real Madrid Transfers

Aug 12 2014 4:27am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Premier League's top clubs will not be signing Luiz Gustavo this summer, following the Brazilian's recent statement of commitment to Wolfsburg. Gustavo moved to the Bundesliga club from Bayern Munich last summer and enjoyed a stellar season in midfield, earning links to a string of Europe's top clubs. However, he told local media outlet Wolfsburger Nachricten (h/t Daily Star's Chisanga Malata) he's going nowhere: I ...
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What Cruzeiro Defender Dede Would Bring to Juventus

Aug 11 2014 7:46am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Over the course of the past three years, Brazil international Dede has been regarded as one of Brazilian football's finest defensive assets. European suitors have been numerous, but he has thus far resisted the lure of a move toward the bright lights of the Champions League. Per Radio Brasil (via Football Italia), it is Serie A giants Juventus who are the latest side from the Old Continent to attempt to prise Dede ...
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