Chelsea new-boy Oscar excited for 'dream' Champions League debut

The Brazilian said that he cannot wait to "hear that famous anthem" ahead of the clash against Juventus, with the Blues triumph last season a major reason why he joined the club

Brazilian midfielder Oscar has admitted that playing in the Champions League will be "a dream come true" should he make his debut in the competition during Chelsea's clash against Juventus on Wednesday.

The meeting with the Serie A champions will be the Blues’ first appearance in the competition since winning last season’s final in Munich and youngster Oscar, who is yet to make a competitive start for the west Londoners, has admitted that the chance to play for the European champions was a big pull in his decision to join Roberto Di Matteo’s side in the summer.

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"I have always wanted to play in the Champions League and who wouldn't want to play for the European champions?,” he told the Daily Star Sunday.

"It will be a dream come true to hear that famous anthem when I am out on the pitch, rather than on television.

"I am hoping it will not take me long to adapt. There is a multi-national team here with other Brazilians and Latin players, so they will help me through with their past experience."

The former Internacional midfielder has also admitted his admiration for new team-mate and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, however he revealed that his idol when growing up was fellow countryman Kaka.

On Lampard, Oscar said: "I loved to watch him when I was growing up. I always thought he was an outstanding player.

"I know I can't wait to play alongside Frank Lampard but my boyhood idol would have to be Kaka. He plays in the same position as me and he is an exceptional player."