Former Blue midfielder Oscar, now of Shanghai SIPG, has admitted he would return back to the Premier League, and if he did he would preferably want to return to Stamford Bridge.
The attacking midfielder left Chelsea following the arrival of Antonio Conte for €60m.
Oscar spoke to Premier League Brasil, first off talking about the rivalries in England: “As for rivals, the derbies against Tottenham and against Arsenal are the two coolest derbies to play away from home. But I always did well, especially against Arsenal, I always played well. Against Tottenham too, I always scored against them.
“But the teams that were very difficult to play against, away from home, were Manchester City and Manchester United. I think it’s the two games that were very difficult to face off.”
With Oscar leaving the club, he had his reasons and for him the move was too good to turn down: “For the offer I had, for the situation that was happening to me at the club, too.
“For having started the season playing every game as a starter. The first eight games I played very well, then I had a League Cup game that I left, the team lost and it changed.”
Conte then reverted to his tried and trusted formation and it meant Oscar had no role in the side: “Then he (Antonio Conte) changed the team’s way of playing in a 3-4-3 and I didn’t play anymore, I didn’t have a position to play, because I’m a more offensive midfielder and then it changed a lot. So I decided to leave too, but I left the doors open.”
He was asked about a possible return to the Premier League one day, his response: “Yes, I would go back! I’m still young, I’m still 26 years old. Who knows in two, three years I would return to the Premier League.”
Following up from that, he stated which club was his first choice: “I would be very happy. And preferably for Chelsea, who opened the doors for me, to return.”
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