CHELSEA MOVE WILL BOOST EURO 2016 CHANCES - PEDRO
The winger believes that regular first-team football
in England will only enhance his chances of
representing Spain in France next summer
Pedro has no regrets over his decision to leave
Barcelona for Chelsea, arguing that the greater
game time on offer at Stamford Bridge will boost his
hopes of making the Spain squad for Euro 2016.
The 28-year-old winger completed a Â£19 million
(â‚¬27m) move to London on August 20 and enjoyed a
sensational Premier League debut, scoring one goal
and creating another for Diego Costa in a 3-2 win at
Chelsea have since lost their last two games,
leaving Jose Mourinho's men 13th in the table, eight
points behind early pacesetters Manchester City.
However, after seeing little game time at Camp Nou
due to the presence of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez
and Neymar in the Barca attack, Pedro is delighted
to be playing regularly.
"I am happy with how my time has started at
Chelsea," the winger is quoted as saying by Fifa's
"When you have more minutes you can play at a
different rhythm with more confidence and a
"I am sure the move will be very good for me to
play both at Chelsea and with the national team."
Pedro also started for Spain in Saturday's crucial
2-0 victory over Slovakia, which moved Vicente Del
Bosque's side to the top of their qualification group
for Euro 2016.
Andres Iniesta and Jordi Alba got the goals as La
Roja continued their recovery from last year's
shock first-round elimination at the World Cup in
Brazil and Pedro feels that the team are moving in
the right direction again.
"The game yesterday was one of the best playing in
our style," he added. "There was a lot of first-touch
football and we were always looking to attack
against a Slovakia side that hadn't lost a game.
"It is possibly our best game since the World Cup."
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