Pedro has insisted that fine teamwork will see Chelsea through whatever lies ahead in the upcoming season while also mentioning that he is full of self-belief under new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri.
The Spanish forward has had a blistering pre-season for the Blues so far. He bagged the winner against Perth Glory and netted another one against Inter Milan en route to a penalty shootout victory. In the latest match against Arsenal in which the Blues lost via penalties, Pedro failed to add to his tally of two goals yet insists he feels very positive when playing under the 59-year-old Sarri. He also stressed that a collective effort from the Chelsea squad is vital if they are to have a good season under the Italian’s tutelage.
“I’m feeling very good,” Pedro said via the club’s website. “I’m confident on the pitch with my team-mates. I didn’t score against Arsenal but the most important thing was the teamwork. We pressed together, recovered the ball very quickly and play with very good possession to create chances, and this is the way for us for the future.”
Quizzed on what the new manager expects from him as part of the Blues frontline, the 31-year-old said: “To press really high against the central defenders and full-backs, to recover the ball quickly, attack the spaces and play between the lines. It depends on the opponent but it’s very good for me and my confidence to have a manager with this idea. We can improve a lot together but this is the right way.”
Next up for the Blues is the Community Shield clash against Manchester City and while the fleet-footed winger is under no illusions that Pep Guardiola’s side will prove difficult opponents, he insists the Blues will go for the victory.
“We’ve only had three games so far but it’s been good and now we face an important match against Manchester City who are a strong team with talented players. It’s very important. They were champions last season and played well. It will be a tough game for us, a massive game, but we want to win.”