In the hind side, Pedro Rodriguez must be questioning his move to Chelsea as he has suffered defeats after defeats since his arrival and has also been benched by Jose Mourinho due to the lack of convincing performances. Pedro’s former teammate Dani Alves has revealed how he tried to convince the Spanish star to stay put at Barcelona.
Speaking with London Evening Standard, Alves was quoted saying: “I told Pedro he should have stayed at the team but too many people got involved,” Alves is quoted as saying by London Evening Standard.
“Had he stayed he would have been happy here but we don’t make the decisions. If we did I would want him to stay for years.”
Going over Alves’ comments, it does seem like Pedro would have been wiser to stay put at Barcelona given the current situation at Camp Nou. Lionel Messi is out injured and Neymar’s form has not been anything like last season, thus Pedro would have virtually walked in to Catalan’s starting XI.
However, things are entirely different for the World Cup winner at Stamford Bridge, as he has already seen his new side getting defeated by Manchester City, Crystal Palace, Everton, Porto and Southampton this season. Such a start to the season sees the Blues stutter to 16th place in the league and well behind Manchester City, who lead the Premier League table.
During the International Break, Pedro along with his national team booked a place to Euro 2016 with a 4-0 win over Luxembourg. As the International duty gets over for Pedro, he and Chelsea will be taking on the strugglers Aston Villa in a game, which is already being seen as a must-win tie for Jose Mourinho’s team. A poor result against Villa could spell further troubles for Mourinho and his stay as the Chelsea manager.
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