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The attacker is confident his Chelsea team-mate
will succeed with the Spain team and is pleased
with the effort he has put in so far.

Spain winger Pedro has spoken out in support of
Diego Costa, insisting that all the striker needs is a
goal to help him become a star for the national

The forward has scored just one goal in eight
games for La Roja and has come under criticism
following his switch from his native Brazil, with
many pundits suggesting he does not fit the style of
Vicente del Bosque's team.
Chelsea team-mate Cesc Fabregas insists the 26-
year-old is a fine striker and backed him to
succeed with Spain
, and Pedro believes another goal will see him find
the net more regularly.

"He's missing a goal, but he's in the right place, he
provides solutions and the goals will arrive," Pedro

Pedro is now a club team-mate of Costa, having
joined Chelsea in a deal worth a reported €30 million
and admits his discussions wtih Cesc Fabregas
encouraged him to snub interest from Manchester
United in favour of a switch to Chelsea.

"My transfer to Chelsea was done within a couple of
days," he told El Pais. "It all started with a call from

"Jose Mourinho then gave me a call and that helped
me make a decision. Mourinho made me feel
important and gave me confidence."

Pedro won numerous trophies during his time at
Barcelona, alongside Lionel Messi, and he was
quick to admit that he will miss the Argentina
international at his new club.

"Messi is an amazing team-mate. He really is a
great guy," he added.

"We have achieved a lot together, played many
important games and scored many goals. I will
definitely miss Leo.

"I will continue to see Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets
and Andres Iniesta with the national team, but I will
clearly miss Messi."

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