It has not been easy for Pedro Rodriguez since moving to Premier League this season. Former Barcelona man has found it tough to settle after struggling against demands and speed of the English Football.
However, like every successful story, Pedro might have found his turning point last night, when he scored a sensational goal where he made a darting run from his own penalty box to Newcastle’s. According to Opta, Pedro covered 74 meters before scoring the goal.
Video: Pedro’s 74-meter sprint and goal vs Newcastle
What an amazing run from Pedro for his first goal! #CFC
— . (@iChelseaTweets) February 14, 2016
Chelsea fans must be delighted seeing the goal, but I wonder what Manchester United supporters would make of Pedro’s goal vs Newcastle last night.
Pedro picked Chelsea over United after Cesc Fabregas and Jose Mourinho had long talks with the player last summer.
At first, United fans ridiculed the decision as the player struggled big time in his initial going, however, we may have seen things turning around for him after a spending goal vs Newcastle.
It is no secret, how Man United have been playing pedestrian football under Louis Van Gaal, and perhaps a player like Pedro’s ability to run at defenders might have made the difference for Red Devils.
He is one of the few players in Premier League right now, who can go on a 74-meter sprint and then finish the goal as well. Considering how United are relying on Anthony Martial’s speed to unlock their opposition, Pedro would have been equally handy from the other wing.
As for Chelsea, they would hope for some consistency from their summer signing. Last time, we raved about Pedro was after his impressive debut against West Brom. However, since then, it has taken him 6 months to have another match-changing impact for the Blues.
Chelsea would hope, Pedro can play at this level in coming weeks with Champions League and FA Cup ties looming large in coming days. Next up for Chelsea, they take on PSG in Champions League round of 16 clash.
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