“So, I also read about Mr Van Gaal having 28 players and being happy”.
Pedro has won everything there is to win with Barcelona and Spain, including five La Liga titles and three Champions League crowns, as well as the World Cup and European Championship.
Jose Mourinho spoke at a press conference and he talked about the former Barcelona attacker, who left the club after nearly a decade and 20 titles to join the London side. He comes to play, to win and to enjoy.
“Our job here is not to try to get a player that another club wants”.
“I don’t want to say we won, Man United lost – that’s not the point”.
“I go to the gym every day now to get fitter”, he revealed.
Chelsea last Wednesday in a surprise move, completed the £21.1million signing of Pedro from Barcelona on a four-year deal.
“We’ll be facing a wounded animal in some respects”, the Albion head coach said.
Mourinho faces counterpart Tony Pulis this weekend.
Pedro said on told the club’s official website: “I am very happy to be here”.
“I call it the opportunity window”, he added.
They are pursuing star players such as midfielder Paul Pogba and defender John Stones.
“He has wonderful respect, he loves [Andres] Iniesta and [Lionel] Messi and Neymar – these guys he’s played with but everything he does he would always be behind”.
Mourinho declared, “I’m not happy with Ivanovic’s form, Cahill’s, John’s, Azpi’s, Fabregas”, Matic’s, Eden’s’.
And while the Chelsea boss admitted he is not used to underperforming but says he is not happy with seven of his starting line-up.
Born in Tenerife, the diminutive Pedro, whose full name is Pedro Eliezer Rodríguez Ledesma, signed for Barςa’s academy in 2004 and made his first-team debut in January 2008 after catching the eye for their B team. “I am in very good shape because I have already played for Barcelona this season“, he said.
His final act for Barca was to score the winning goal in last week’s dramatic 5-4 extra-time defeat of Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup in Tbilisi.
Their nightmarish beginning of the season began with a 2-2 draw against Swansea City before they were humiliated in a 3-0 loss to Manchester City.