Chelsea star Pedro Rodriguez: Jose Mourinho makes me feel important
Chelsea midfielder Pedro Rodriguez says Jose Mourinho has shown faith in the Spain international
Pedro Rodriguez says Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has made him feel important.
The Spain international moved to the defending Premier League champions in a £21.1m deal last month after he decided to call time on his spell at Camp Nou.
Pedro was part of Pep Guardiola’s great Barcelona side that proved a thorn in Mourinho’s side during his time in charge of their bitter rivals Real Madrid.
However, the 27-year-old winger, who is currently on international duty with Spain, has enjoyed working under the Portuguese coach since his big-money summer move to Stamford Bridge.
“The past is there and there are people who will not forgive what happened,” Pedro told The Mirror. “The truth is that one has an image of him which, when you know him, changes a lot. It is not what it seems.
“I like the way that Mourinho works. I feel comfortable and he made me feel important. He has a positive and winning mentality. I am delighted because I like nothing better than winning.
“[He gave me] a good talk, he explained the situation of his team, what he expected of me and I heard what I needed to hear, that with me the team would grow. It gave me confidence.”
Pedro scored his first Chelsea goal on his Premier League debut as the World Cup winner helped his new club seal a 3-2 victory over West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns last month.
World Cup winner Pedro won five La Liga titles, four Copa del Reys and three Champions League crowns during his Barcelona career.