London, Sep 22 (IANS) Chelsea Football Club midfielder Oscar heaped praise on manager Jose Mourinho, saying the latter developed his career in the club and helped him evolve as a player.
“I played very briefly under Roberto di Matteo, who I liked. Under Rafa Benitez, I did not play too much, although I do think he was a good manager. But Jose has been the one who has really brought me on and developed my career,” Oscar was quoted as saying by adidas on Monday.
“He has helped me evolve as a player and I think his real strength is in understanding how to get the very best out of his players. It is great working with him,” he said.
The Brazil star credited the Portuguese for educating him particularly on the role of a No.10.
“This is where Mourinho has been great for me. He says that I’ve evolved mentally and tactically and he’s right, I’ve learned from him what a no.10 needs to be,” the 24-year-old said.
“It’s about coordinating things, analysing the game around you, creating that balance and making things happen,” Oscar said.