Oscar: Bust-up with Costa kick-started Chelsea’s season
Oscar says his training ground bust-up with Diego Costa has helped revive the Spanish striker and Chelsea’s seasons.
The duo were involved in a heated clash during a Chelsea training session, which interim boss Guus Hiddink likened to “two wolves bumping chests”.
Both players had been out of sorts in the first half of the season, but have appeared rejuvenated under Hiddink.
Costa has scored eight goals in his last 11 matches, while Brazil midfielder Oscar has been much more heavily involved, and chipped in with a hat-trick in the 5-1 thrashing of MK Dons.
“What happened in training was just one of those things that can happen from time to time. We train very hard and there was a bad tackle, from me, that he didn’t really like,” Oscar told The Sun.
“The whole thing only lasted a few seconds. We apologised and everything was fine. But, then again, since that little incident Diego has scored a lot of goals for us.”
“I think the incident does represent the style of the Premier League, whereas back in Brazil there’s a more defensive style. Winning the ball back is an important part of my game.
“It is something that is very important in the Premier League. It is an area of the game that I have developed since I came to this football club.”