In the latest Chelsea news, Pedro has set his sights on a strong end to what has been a difficult campaign.
After winning the Premier League last term, the Blues have struggled for consistency this time around, currently sitting fifth in the table, with talk of an ongoing feud between the board and manager Antonio Conte plaguing their campaign.
Wednesday’s elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Barcelona cast further doubt over Conte’s future but the Italian had cause to celebrate on Sunday in the FA Cup.
Pedro was the hero, coming off the bench to score an extra-time winner in his side’s 2-1 quarter-final win at Leicester.
While many of his team-mates will now head off for international duty, the 30-year-old’s continued absence from the Spain squad means he will instead have a brief break before focusing on his side’s next game against Tottenham.
The winger believes Sunday’s win can act as a catalyst for the rest of the season, admitting it could prove to be the lift the squad needs heading into the final weeks of the campaign.
“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,” he said. “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.
“There is a good atmosphere in the changing room to change this situation and to fight until the end for our targets. This is the way for us. It’s a good chance for us to finish the season well.”