Pedro: “It’s important for me to remain in the Spain set-up”

Pedro: “It’s important for me to remain in the Spain set-up”

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It was no secret that Chelsea winger Pedro was left frustrated at the lack of game time he received for Spain at Euro 2016.

In fact, he was criticised for the complaints he made but insists that he wants to work hard to stay a part of the set-up and also feels motivated to help Chelsea regain their Premier League reputation when he returns to Stamford Bridge ahead of the new campaign.

“I had a very good relationship [with Vicente del Bosque], despite everything that’s been said.

“We had good times together, besides becoming world and European champions. It’s good for everyone [that he is staying on in a different role].

“[On why he wants to remain part of the Spain set-up], it is most important [to me] and gives a player a lot of prestige.

“[On Del Bosque’s rift with Iker Casillas], sometimes [what’s reported] is more than what’s said because we’ve always had a good relationship with one another in the dressing room. It’s a shame that Del Bosque is leaving.

“I’m very motivated [about returning to] Chelsea to and taking the team back to where they should be.

“[My first season] was one of adaptation and difficulty, but I want to have a great [second] season.”