Pedro Rodríguez spoke to the press, offering his views on the latest from within the Spaincamp. Chelsea‘s new player opened by commenting on the performances of his Chelsea teammate Diego Costa, about whom he had nothing but words of praise: “Diego is doing a great job, he’s working really hard and gives us a lot of options out there. It’s a real bonus for us to have him in the side. I’m sure that the goals will come. He is very important for us”.
When quizzed about how he was settling into life at Stamford Bridge, the former Barça man made it clear that he is relishing the opportunities that he is being handed by Mourinho: “I’m happy with how things are going. When you’re given game time and you’re playing, you’re able to perform at a different level, with more intensity. I’m feeling great and the change has done me the world of good”.
In response to the jeers that Gerard Piqué was subject to from sections of the home crowd during Spain’s victory over Slovakia, the Canary Islander expressed his concerns and confirmed that the whole squad are behind their teammate: “I don’t like the fact that they boo a player who is a true professional, someone who is fully committed to the shirt. We’re all backing Gerard. It’s never a good thing when you’re booed when playing on home soil, but he’s a strong character”.
Reflecting on La Roja’s performance against Slovakia:”We played very well, it was possibly our best performance since the World Cup. We played with pace, got into dangerous areas and scored twice”.
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