As Brazil took to the training ground ahead of Saturday’s Gillette Brasil Global Tour clash with South Korea at World Cup Stadium in Seoul, Oscar revealed he is expecting a real test for the Selecao.
The Chelsea midfielder was part of former coach Mano Manezes’ side that saw off the Taegeuk Warriors in last year’s Olympic Games and remembers a more difficult encounter than the 3-0 scoreline may suggest.
“I played against South Korea in London Olympics and I remember it was difficult match,” he said.
“I will do my best to perform even better this time. We are all working towards putting on a great performance.”
They were sentiments echoed by fellow Confederations Cup winner Luiz Gustavo, who will be particularly familiar with one of his opponents this weekend.
“South Korea have many quality players like Koo Ja-Cheol, my team-mate at Wolfsburg,” said the former Bayern Munich man who also expanded on the fixture’s importance to Brazil’s ongoing World Cup preparations.
“Every match is another opportunity for players to show their worth.
“Brazil must always maintain focus in every match, as we're working hard to achieve our goals at the World Cup.”