UK time is: 10:58:21
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

World Cup Watch - Oscar Delight!

Barcelona forward Neymar stole the show as four-star Brazil booked a second round berth in the World Cup as Group A winners, avoiding the potential backlash of drawing The Netherlands, but not without drawing flak from a segment of the football punditry business.


ITV pundit and Arsenal legend Ian Wright says he was disappointed
with the performance of Oscar against Cameroon, arguing Neymar's star role could have had a diminishing effect on Oscar.


"I don't think he played too well. Maybe the emergence of Neymar has made him go into his shell a little bit. They (Brazil) need to liven up a bit", he said after the 4-1 mauling of the
not-so-indomitable Lions from West African.


It would be recalled that in their opening game against Luka Modric's Croatia, Oscar had lit it up for Brazil as he won man-of-the-match scoring a goal and provided two assists as the Selecao rounded off a 3-1 win.


Of course, he played the full 90 minutes yesterday as Brazil ran out 4-1 winners with Neymar grabbing a brace.


So it is hard to figure out how right Wright is to single out Oscar in a match Cameroon were literally playing as wounded lions, but we are persuaded to believe it is foolhardy to expect or demand a 22-year-old player to always score a goal, assist or win MOTM all the time when neither greats like Lionel Messi nor reigning Ballon d'Or holder Cristiano Ronaldo has ever managed such feat.


Heck, did Maradona, Pele or Wright himself?


As such it would appear that either the former Arsenal striker is wide of the mark as he often was in the twilight of his rather illustrious career or was just earning his ITV pay, after all what football pundit shuts the trap on live TV?


Be that as it may, it is vital the Ian Wrights of this world realized Phil Scolari, World Cup winner, has Oscar as the second name in his team sheet — behind Neymar — for a reason.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Josh_Mou  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 24 2014

Time: 11:57AM

Your Comments

Give the Headlines to Wright. Will make him Relevant.
StamfordDLion
I dont understand why these guys always talk as if they did something different during their playing days... Maybe he was not even watching the match yesterday, cause if he was, he would have seen Oscar made that sumptuous assist to Fernadinho to scored the fourth goal
Dexwhytecast
Oscar has different role to neymar. Wright probably wanted to see Oscar do some flicks and tricks out there!! LOL! #CLUELESS
syed230183_chelseafc
The worst brazilian player in this tournament is Paulinho be a country mile. Exactly what he does is still a source of conjecture..... He is a B2B player or Defensive Midfielder? Fernandinho is a far better player than this guy yet Big Phil gets to start him all games..
Dwonder
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Chelsea Articles

My! How the Price Has Fallen! (Friday August 29 2014)

Torres Deal in the Balance! (Friday August 29 2014)

Destro - A No-Go! (Friday August 29 2014)

Torres seals Milan move? (Friday August 29 2014)

Champions League Fixture Dates (Thursday August 28 2014)

And Then There Was One (Thursday August 28 2014)

Name the Starting XI - Everton (a) (Thursday August 28 2014)

Champions League Draw - Moments! (Thursday August 28 2014)

Archived Chelsea Articles

List All Vital Chelsea Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. BOTUM 250
2. BlueMIA 198
3. Ikdaniels 196
4. kolagold25 154
5. StamfordDLion 153
6. Gary777 139
7. syed230183_chelseafc 126
8. The Josh 125
9. KAKUfrank 94
10. Solid7 93

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Chelsea 2 - 0 Leicester City
Burnley 1 - 3 Chelsea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Spurs 2 2 0 0 +5 6
2. Chelsea 2 2 0 0 +4 6
3. Man City 2 2 0 0 +4 6
4. Swansea 2 2 0 0 +2 6
5. Arsenal 2 1 1 0 +1 4
6. Hull City 2 1 1 0 +1 4
7. Aston Villa 2 1 1 0 +1 4

Breaking League News

Richards Rumour Gathers Momentum
» West Ham : 29/08/2014 10:05:00
Rojo - Still No Work Permit!
» Man Utd : 29/08/2014 10:01:00
Dortmund Deal in the Pipeline?
» Man Utd : 29/08/2014 10:00:00
Everton trio make Hodgson's England squad
» Everton : 29/08/2014 10:00:00
European Interest in Hernandez
» Man Utd : 29/08/2014 09:59:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Everton v Chelsea?
Suggested By:  merlin
Everton to Win! 1%
Chelsea to Win! 73%
A Draw! 26%