Oscar: Why I don’t regret leaving Chelsea for the Chinese league

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Oscar brought his four-and-a-half year spell with Chelsea to an end in December 2016 when he made the move to Shanghai SIPG for a reported £60million.

During his time at Chelsea, Oscar won the Premier League, Europa League and League Cup, scoring 38 goals in 203 appearances in all competitions for the Blues and many were surprised he made the decision to leave.

Oscar insists he doesn’t regret leaving Chelsea for the Chinese league.

Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, Oscar said: “When I moved, it surprised everyone but at the time, I didn’t play too much at Chelsea. I also had, at that time, some offers from other countries. But I decided to come to China.

“I think when I look back at my decision, it was a good decision for me, for my family and for my football. I’ve improved a lot here and have done some things that I haven’t done before. I’m a little bit older now, so if I look back a little bit, for me, it was a good decision.

“This is the problem with Chinese football, [as] not everyone looks at the league. The Chinese league has tried to improve a lot, but everyone needs to see the games more here. The quality is good.

“There are a lot of good foreigners coming here and trying their best. There are very good players here. For me, I always try to help the league and try to help my team. Shanghai is a very good club and the target is to win some titles here.”

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