Chelsea playmaker Oscar has revealed Jose Mourinho urged his players to move on from the Champions League elimination against Paris Saint Germain in order to win the Premier League.
Having already won the League Cup final this season being leaders of the Premier League, the Blues had big hopes in winning a treble. However, PSG surprisingly knocked-out the Blues from the European competition after beating them on away goals.
Oscar has admitted is was a "tough" defeat for the team but that Mourinho urged them to forget about it in order to focus on the Premier League battle.
"It was very tough for us [losing to PSG]. But Mourinho came to us right after the match and told us to forget about it immediately. He said that we had to forget it in the minute after the final whistle and have our minds on the Premier League only," the Brazil international said, according to Standard Sport.
"So, we got over it. We have won a trophy (the Capital One Cup) already this season. We are in the top spot in the Premier League. "Obviously we would like to win it all. But sometimes we face great opponents as well. PSG deserved that victory, no question about it. But we are now leading the Premier League and that is our focus."
Chelsea have since secured four points further in their following two Premier League games with a draw against Southampton and a victory at Hull to consolidate their leadership in the table, six points above Manchester City with one game in hand.
The Brazil playmaker is currently with the national team alongside Willian and Filipe Luis to face France, trying also to bounce back from their disappointing World Cup.
"We bring our knowledge from each other from Chelsea to the Brazilian team, that's very important. The Premier League is the best league in the world and our team is on top of the table. That means a lot and gives us confidence. That is very important for the Chelsea trio here with Brazil.
"Obviously in the national team we have different tactics and styles, but we really enjoy playing with each other, we are friends and this makes things easier. We players are facing an important derby. Playing against France here in Paris is something that all Brazilians dream about. We are aware they are a tough opponent and it will be a big match. We will do everything to win it."