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Chelsea star Pedro speaks on facing former side Barcelona - FCNaija

Champions League By: Linus Onyeze | 17/02/2018

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Chelsea forward Pedro Rodriguez is looking forward to facing his former side Barcelona on Tuesday, when they clash in a potentially epic Champions League clash.

The winger is also looking forward to playing against friend and 'the best player in the world’ in his former team-mate Lionel Messi.

Pedro started and scored Chelsea’s second goal as they ran away with a 4-0 win over Hull City in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday, a good preparation for the Barcelona clash.

"We are back in a good form, with confidence before this huge game as you say against Barcelona," Pedro said at Stamford Bridge. "For us it is good to be back in that sort of form. We've had two very good games now. We have to continue like this and prepare for the game against Barcelona in the same way.

"It will be strange for sure at the start but it will be good to see my old team-mates again who I played with for so many years. It will be a special game for me for sure. They are the same every year. They are playing great football in La Liga, they are in the cup final as well."

Lionel Messi lined up alongside Pedro in Barcelona's forward line and the 30-year-old admits that his side will struggle to stop the Argentine star, although he has still never scored against Chelsea.

"He’s always the same," he added. "What can I say of him that I haven't before? He is the best in the world, he always makes the difference and it will be very difficult to stop him."