Pedro could be sent home from Spain squad

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There’s no doubt that Spain boast one of the most talented squads at this summer’s European Championships.

Vicente del Bosque’s side have looked impressive in their opening two fixtures - beating Czech Republic 1-0 and Turkey 3-0 to guarantee progress into the knockout stages.

But things aren't necessarily going swimmingly in the camp. Well, they aren't with one player anyway.


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That’s because Chelsea forward Pedro has rocked the boat with some controversial comments which, according to the Mirror, could see him sent home.

The former Barcelona man has expressed his anger at having to make do with a place on Spain's bench and questioned whether it’s worth him being in France if he’s not going to play.

Pedro's comments

"I had other expectations when I arrived here and it's not been what I wanted,” he told Spanish television channel 0#, per the Mirror.

"To assume this role is very difficult for me, and if you don't see more continuity then you wonder if it is really worth the trouble to keep coming just to be part of the group, to be with my teammates, even though I'm very comfortable.

"I thought that in the Euros I would have more continuity because I arrived in good shape."

And when questioned about how he was dealing with a place on the substitutes bench, Pedro admitted he was finding it tough.

"Badly, obviously. You always want to play and bring your best," he said.

"Situations sometimes arrive at a point where you have to take a decision."

Spain's attacking options

In truth, it’s hard to understand Pedro’s concerns.

The 28-year-old suffered a disappointing campaign for Chelsea as the west London club finished tenth in the Premier League with Pedro scoring just eight times in 38 appearances in all competitions.

The three attacking players that began Spain’s victory over Turkey were Alvaro Morata, Nolito and David Silva.

Morata may have only scored 12 goals in all competitions for Juventus last season but the inclusion of the 23-year-old was justified with his two goals against the Turks.

Nolito also scored in the match on Friday night and notched 12 goals in 29 matches for Celta Vigo last campaign - and has attracted interest from Barcelona this summer.

Finally, David Silva is one of the best playmakers in the world and is a permanent figure in the Spanish starting XI having racked up 98 international appearances in his career.


So, what will happen with Pedro after these controversial remarks?

Well, the Mirror’s Ed Malyon believes he ‘could be sent home’ while he also reports that a poll on Spanish newspaper Sport has seen 85% of Spanish fans call for Pedro to be thrown out of the squad.

Spain are due to hold a press conference on Monday afternoon ahead of their match with Croatia on Tuesday evening where Pedro’s situation could be clarified.

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