Thierry Henry: I’m really pleased for this Chelsea star, he’s quality
The Arsenal legend says Chelsea winger Pedro Rodriguez is a quality player after the Blues won the title on Friday night
Thierry Henry has hailed Pedro Rodriguez as a quality player for Chelsea.
The Spain international endured a slow start to his Chelsea career after Jose Mourinho signed the Barcelona winger in a £22.75m deal from the La Liga giants in the 2015 summer transfer window.
The Blues appointed Antonio Conte as Mourinho’s permanent replacement at Stamford Bridge last summer and the Italian coach has managed to get the best out of Pedro in the Premier League.
The 29-year-old has scored eight goals and has made eight assists in 34 appearances in the Premier League this season to help the Blues to win the title.
Pedro started Chelsea’s 1-0 win against West Brom before making way in the second half for Willian on Friday night as Michy Batshuayi scored a late winner for the west London club to seal their second title in three seasons.
Speaking to Sky Sports about Chelsea’s title success and the impact Pedro has managed to have on the Blues team, Arsenal legend Henry said:
“Pedro is a type of player, although he has a lot of quality, he needs to be in a structure, a plan, discipline and some type of guidance. Then he will execute to a T.
“That’s why we’re seeing him doing what he’s doing this year, and I’m very pleased for him.”