Chelsea forward Pedro Rodriguez has admitted that he misses old club and city Barcelona after a “Very Strange” first season.
The Spanish international was however quick to add that he had no regrets on joining the English giants.
Former boss Jose Mourinho had signed the 28-year old from under the nose of Manchester United, and Pedro made an instant impact scoing on his debut.
But Pedro struggled to keep up with the hype and his form slumped along with the teams, which evetually led to Mourinho’s sacking.
Pedro spoke to El Mundo Deportivo on his first season at Chelsea:
“It’s been a very strange year, for everyone,
“It was a very difficult situation. Imagine it – you arrive and it seems like everything’s going well, I got a goal on my debut, but then you start on a very negative dynamic. We put ourselves on a decline and then a lot of things changed from there.
“They sack the boss, a new one comes in, there is a lot of uncertainty. The players didn’t really know what to do, we all came together in the dressing room and we tried to pull together to go forward. In the end, we were able to shift the situation a little but we didn’t get back to where we wanted to be, where we should be.
“Of course I miss Barca. I had many years there, I felt very loved on the street. I’ve had the best moments of my career there and I really miss it. But I do not regret going [to Chelsea]. I’m very comfortable, it’s a great club.
“It’s been hard because a change is always tough for a player at the start. You start from scratch, in a new league, new team, new language, new culture. But my team-mates helped me a lot. We look forward to doing something big.”
Pedro only scored 7 goals in 27 starts this season for the Blues, but was called for the Spain squad for the EUROs 2016 by Del Bosque.
“It means a lot to me,” he added “It means the coach still has faith in me. After having a bad year, to come to the national team, you take a break, you focus on this tournament and on doing things well.
“The atmosphere is good, the squad is united. I’m raring to go.”