Chelsea attacking midfielder Pedro spent over eleven years of his life at his previous club Barcelona, and thus a break-up must have been a tough choice to make especially after getting eclipsed by the new, "shinier toys" in the squad such as Neymar and Luis Suárez. Still, Barca's "lucky charm" claims he's happy with the change.
"When someone gets to play, they gain rhythm, confidence, you're happier, you try out more things."
"Leaving Barça was tough for me but I'm happy with the change."
While outside of his Chelsea debut, Pedro hasn't shown the form of a player who played over 200 league games for one of the best teams in the world, he does look fairly well adapted to the Premier League and life in England already. (As far as we can tel.) One of the reasons to his quick adaptation, according to him, is the Spanish contingent at Cobham.
"[Diego Costa, Cesc Fàbregas and Cesar Azpilicueta] have been a great support for me."
"The adaptation has been quicker given I already knew them from [the Spanish national team] and they've treated me very well in the dressing room, showing me how the club works."
"The truth is that the experience has been great."
Spain didn't have a great time of it at last year's World Cup, falling at the first hurdle after losses to the Netherlands and Chile in the group stages. But as a new generation of stars slowly replaces the ones who had won so much, Pedro, now one of the elder players in the Spain set-up, is looking forward at the team's new prospects.
"[The young players] are adapting well."
"They want to help and have open arms from the players and the staff. There's a great vibe and when the players come to the Spanish national team they feel comfortable."
"[...] Obviously we know that we weren't at our best at the World Cup, we didn't give a good account of ourselves. But I think in the qualifying matches for Euro 2016 the team has shown a new image and that's the way to go."
"It's what we want to do, gain rhythm, get in shape and try to conclude our qualifier and then do a great tournament there."
-Pedro; source: Chelsea FC
Spain have already qualified for Euro 2016, winning seven matches and losing just one exactly a year ago against Slovakia in their group. While Fàbregas has his sights set on reaching 100 appearances for the Spanish national team, perhaps Vicente Del Bosque could give a break to Chelsea players as José Mourinho probably can't afford more injuries in this international break.