Wednesday September 19 2012
Di Matteo: 'Oscar's dream debut'

Roberto Di Matteo hailed Oscar’s Chelsea debut against Juventus, both for his brace and man-marking Andrea Pirlo.

“Oscar’s debut was fantastic. He was tactically perfect and it was the right game for him to start his career with us,” the manager told Sky Sport Italia after a 2-2 draw.

“It was a good game played well by both sides. We have regrets, as we were 2-0 up and couldn’t win it.

“Juve are full of quality, we knew that, and it is difficult to play against them. We made a few mistakes in defence and allowed them to score two goals.

“Pirlo dictates the tempo of the team, so it was important not to give him space or time on the ball. That was Oscar’s job tonight and he did it well.

“I think we should’ve pushed harder for the third goal to finish off the game, but we made a mistake on the second goal when losing possession cheaply in midfield.”