Date:Wednesday December 19 2012
If I were Oscar, I`d be slightly miffed too!
As a Brazilian, Oscar would have wanted to start in the FIFA Club World Cup Final, last Sunday, instead he was left on the bench as Rafa Benitez, as he used to do with alarming regularity at Anfield, rotated his starting eleven.
Now, to me, Oscar has been one of our better players this season, his industry, skill, endeavour and ability to beat people with ease has seen the youngster settle into English football with ease. If I were in charge, he`d be one of the first names on the team-sheet, but then again - what do I know?
However, speaking about not making the starting eleven, on Sunday, Oscar is quoted as having remarked,
"I was upset because I could have helped the team more had I been the holding midfielder like Frank Lampard, or played instead of Victor Moses."
"But it was the managers` decision. He is in charge. We cannot only play and beat the small teams. Sunday was a big game. We have to start winning these big games."
Indeed we do, it`s okay spanking those who don`t have the tactical-nous to keep us out but we need to produce the goods against those teams we consider as rivals for honours.
Speaking about Oscar`s apparent discontent, Rafa, ahead of the clash with Leeds United tonight, counter-remarked,
"I was surprised about it and asked him later but I believe Oscar is a good lad and a professional."
"The problem was that we had played with the same 11 players in the majority of the games and had to change because you can`t carry on playing the same people."
"Oscar is new to the Premier League and we also have Juan Mata and Eden Hazard to do the same job."
"Of course he would be happier playing every game but we all need to understand the team is the priority. I`ve told him he will have a lot more minutes and a great future here."
I`d suggest the future would be a whole lot brighter if Benitez built his team around this talented youngster who is destined to be a superstar!
Date:Wednesday December 19 2012
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