Chelsea star Oscar says start under Conte was “scary”

Date published: Friday 19th August 2016 2:16

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Oscar has revealed that the first training sessions under new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte were “scary” because he works the players so hard.

Conte’s reign at Stamford Bridge got off to the perfect start on Monday night as a late Diego Costa goal snatched a deserved 2-1 victory over West Ham.

The Italian took over in July after Guus Hiddink’s interim period as boss finished at the end of last season and Oscar has revealed that the intensity of training was a shock to begin with.

“It’s a change, it’s different, and he is a very good coach, a very good guy. Every coach is different to one another and we’re playing slightly different style, but we enjoy it and we’re hoping to have a very good season,” the Brazilian told Sky Sports.

“At the beginning it was a bit scary because he works players initially, but when you look at the results on the pitch you know he’s done it for a reason. It’s good for me.

“Last season we didn’t have a very good start and eventually when we tried to revert the situation it was too late to reach the top spot.

“When you look at the season we were champions we had a very strong start to the season and we ended up champions. It’s important to have a good start.

“Definitely the aim is to be champions. We have a good team and we have the players as well to make us champions, we just have to focus on what we’re doing, we have to concentrate.”

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