Pedro defends Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho despite Special One’s feud with former club Barcelona

Former Barcelona winger Pedro has admitted that his opinion of Jose Mourinho has changed since his move to Chelsea, according to the Daily Mail.

The 28-year-old completed his £21m switch to Stamford Bridge during the summer (via Mail), but would be forgiven for having a different view of his new manager given the Special One’s long-standing feud with the Catalan giants.

Despite working at the Nou Camp under Sir Bobby Robson, Mourinho is extremely unpopular among supporters of the La Liga champions, and the hatred reached its peak in 2011 when the then Real Madrid boss poked the late Tito Vilanova in the eye during a touchline clash involving members of both sides.

But Pedro revealed that his initial opinion of Mourinho is very different to the one he has now (via Mail).

“The truth is that one has an image of him that when you know him, changes a lot. It’s not what it seems,” he said.

“I like the way Mourinho works. I feel comfortable. He has a positive and winning mentality. I am delighted because I like nothing better than winning,” he added.

The Spaniard has made a solid start to his Premier League career, and managed to get on the scoresheet on his debut against West Brom.

And he will be hoping that he and his new manager are able to guide the Blues to as much success as he enjoyed while he was with Barcelona.

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