Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard has hailed new signing Pedro as one of the best in the world - and someone he wants to play with.
The 24-year-old was named PFA Players' Player of the Year at the end of last season, but has made a slow start to the current campaign alongside his team-mates at Stamford Bridge. That's culminated in a return of just one point from the Blues' opening two games.
'Learn from the best'
Manager Jose Mourinho has reacted with the signings of left-back Baba Rahman and Spanish international Pedro, and it's the latter from Barcelona which has really been given the seal of approval from the former Lille starlet.
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"When you play with Chelsea, you want to play with big players. He can bring a new experience. He is very good, fast, I want to play with him," Hazard told Sky Sports.
"I want to learn, I'm still young, I want to be one of the very best and I learn from the best."
Whilst their disappointing start to the season has taken most by surprise, Hazard admits that Mourinho warned his players the challenge would be greater this season. That's shown with a draw against Swansea and defeat to Manchester City.
The Belgian knows change is needed to rectify the problems in west London, and he insists the team are working as hard as possible to make sure they get back to winning ways as soon as possible.
"Of course we need to change, we have just one point. We need to play our game, our football. We need to score more goals, defend very well. Everybody has to be better," he added.
"I'm not surprised [at how hard it has been]. The manager said to the players last season 'you will see next season will be hard'. It's the beginning of the season, we have to work. Now we play the third game and if we want to be at the top at the end, we have to start winning games."
Chelsea travelled to West Brom today and Pedro got his career at Stamford Bridge off to the perfect start with a goal and an assist in the first half.