Chelsea’s recent struggles have a silver lining and the players are striving hard to get there according to Spanish winger, Pedro.
Chelsea have been stuttering and are nowhere near contending for the title. Manager Antonio Conte is under fire and his job is most certainly on the line with the likes of Massimilano Allegri and Luis Enrique lined up to replace the Italian. Midfielder Pedro believes that the win against Leicester City should have a positive impact on the team.
The Spaniard said,“After the Barcelona defeat, it was very important for us to get the confidence again to help us fight until the end in the remaining games.” Chelsea are currently sitting at 5th spot in the Premier League and may not make it to the Champions’ League at all next season.
Pedro went on to say that they still have chance of making this season a success with win in the FA Cup and a top four finish. “It’s a very difficult situation for us, but we are still fighting for the top four and the FA Cup. We have one-two months left in the season and all the players have to give the maximum… This win gives us a good moment. It has come at a very important moment in the season and will help us go for the FA Cup and the top four. It’s a good chance for us to finish the season well.” he said.
The winger is relishing the prospect of grabbing the FA Cup after last year’s disappointment: “After last year (the defeat in the final), it will be very good if we win this trophy. I have never won it and it is a very good target for me.”
The ex Barcelona man has not been in the scintillating form that once made him a nightmare for opposing full-backs but he is right to be optimistic and keep the good vibes flowing among the younger members in the squad in a tough situation. The cup win gives Chelsea fans something to look forward to in what is considered a season to forget, so far.