Currently the most decorated player playing in the Premier League, Pedro has opened up on his career and the influence of his current and former managers.
Speaking about his trophies, he said, “Twenty-five trophies is good. I’m proud to win so many. I did not imagine that when I started out. It is impossible. When you start playing you are just thinking about playing well, helping your team.”
“You are hoping to win, but it is so difficult. It’s amazing. When I retire I will think of these titles. I have a cabinet at my house in Barcelona. I put the medals in there, to show my kids, friends and family.”
“A title is a title. It is not important if it is a small cup or another title when you retire, you have won this title – you are proud.”
Talking about life at Chelsea, he said, “That first year was probably the most difficult in my career,” he said. “I had the expectation to win titles. Chelsea were the champions. But we lost games. It was difficult in the dressing room with players not happy. But I learned a lot.
“Under Conte in the first season I played a lot – he was a different character. It was a good season and to win the Premier League was great.”
And Sarri? “The character is different again. But his idea for me is the best, because when you recover the ball you are close to the target.”
He hailed Pep as the best coach, saying, “He was the best for me. He put me in the first team. You could straight away see Pep was an amazing coach. I won titles, we played great football – and he went to Bayern and now City, and won more titles.