Thierry Henry: This 30-year-old Chelsea FC star is a workaholic
The Arsenal legend heaps praise on Chelsea winger Pedro Rodriguez for his work ethic
Thierry Henry has described Chelsea FC winger Pedro Rodriguez as a “workaholic”.
The 30-year-old has established himself as a key player under Antonio Conte despite being signed under the Italian’s predecessor Jose Mourinho.
Pedro teed up Eden Hazard to break the deadlock in Chelsea’s 2-1 loss to Arsenal in the second leg of their League Cup semi-final.
The Spain international has scored four goals and has made two assists in 18 games in all competitions so far this season.
Henry was team-mates with Pedro at Barcelona for three seasons before the retired France international moved to Major League Soccer.
Chelsea signed Pedro in a £21m deal from Barcelona in 2015 to strengthen their attacking options at the west London club.
Former Arsenal striker Henry explained why he is such a big fan of the Spanish winger.
“When you look at Pedro, I played with him and he actually put me on the bench at Barcelona, he’s a very good player,” Henry told Sky Sports.
“I always say that people don’t realise how good he is with his left foot and with his right foot. I actually don’t know which one he uses the best at times. He’s a great guy, a great professional and a workaholic.”
Pedro was part of the Chelsea side that won the Premier League title with two games to spare last season following 13 goals and 11 assists in 43 appearances in all competitions.
Chelsea are in third place in the Premier League table but 15 points adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City.
The defending champions will take on Spanish side Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 next month.