Of all the people at Stamford Bridge excited to have Pedro coming on board, few are as excited as Eden Hazard, who hopes to improve upon his trophy-winning ways alongside the ex-Barcelona winger.
In an interview with the Evening Standard, the reigning Premier League Player of the Year expressed his his hope that he’ll be able to learn from Pedro – considered one of the best scoring wingers in the world – once he starts training with the Blues.
“When you play with Chelsea, you want to play with big players,” Hazard said. “He [Pedro] can bring a new experience. He is very good, fast, I want to play with him.
“I want to learn, I’m still young, I want to be one of the very best and I learn from the best.”
The £21.1 million move for the Barcelona superstar came just days after Chelsea were humiliated on the road against Manchester City in a loss that send the Stamford Bridge outfit to 17th on the table. Chelsea hijacked a move that Man United had been working on for months to make the deal a reality.
“I’m not surprised [at how hard it has been],” Hazard added. “The manager said to the players last season ‘you will see next season will be hard’.
“It’s the beginning of the season, we have to work. Now we play the third game and if we want to be at the top at the end, we have to start winning games.”
In the UEFA Super Cup, Pedro came off the bench to score the game-tying goal and later made the game-winning penalty kick to give the title to Barcelona.
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