Pedro believes that his summer move from Barcelona to Chelsea has not only helped to boost his confidence but also made him a happier person.
The 28-year-old progressed through Barca’s famous La Masia youth academy and spent his entire senior career at the Camp Nou before opting to move on in order to play regularly.
The trident of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar restricted Pedro’s opportunities under manager Luis Enrique and he completed a switch to west London in August.
Although Jose Mourinho’s side have endured a difficult start to the season, winning just two of their opening eight Premier League games, Pedro is delighted that he made the decision to move to Stamford Bridge.
“When someone gets to play, they gain rhythm, confidence, you’re happier, you try out more things,” Pedro told the Spanish national team’s website.
“Leaving Barca was tough for me but I’m happy with the change.”
Pedro has scored two goals and provided one assist in eight appearances for the Blues and cites the presence of several of his countryman, including Diego Costa, Cesar Azpilicueta and Cesc Fabregas, as a reason for his seamless transition.
“They’ve been a great support to me. The adaptation has been quicker given I already knew them and they’ve treated me very well in the dressing room, showing me how the club works.”
Chelsea’s next fixture is against Aston Villa next Saturday when Pedro and his new teammates have an opportunity to record their third win of the season and begin to repair the damage that their slow start has caused.