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Chelsea summer signing insists he has no regrets over joining club

Chelsea winger Pedro has insisted that he is still happy with his decision to move to the Premier League despite a tough first season at Stamford Bridge.

The Spaniard sealed his move from Barcelona last summer, but endured a difficult year with the club falling way short of their usual standards in their bid to defend their Premier League crown.

While the 28-year-old ended with eight goals and three assists in 40 appearances this season, he expects to be more decisive next year having now had the benefit of settling in to his  surroundings and playing alongside his teammates.

“I am really happy here and have no regrets about the decision I made to join Chelsea,” he told Sky Sports.

“Is the best still to come from me? Absolutely. I always keep faith in myself and my abilities. I am already looking forward to next season in terms of what we can achieve and putting the club back where it should be.

“I’m really looking forward to fighting for the Premier League, which will be a dream for me.”

The season as a whole was a struggle for Chelsea, from their early malaise which resulted in Jose Mourinho’s sacking December, to Guus Hiddink’s arrival and task of adding stability to the side.

In turn, it is arguably no surprise that Pedro feels as though he hasn’t had the opportunity to display his full talent as of yet, as with so much unrest around him, it would certainly have been difficult for him acclimatising to a new country and league.

Nevertheless, with Antonio Conte arriving this summer, Pedro will be confident that he can form an important part of the Italian tactician’s plans next year given his characteristics and versatility, with Chelsea hoping to get back to competing at the top of the table.

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