Despite a less than remarkable season with Chelsea, Pedro was included in the 23-man Spanish squad for the 2016 European Championships in France by manager Vicente Del Bosque.
Unsurprisingly though Pedro has not been a starter for Spain and has featured for only 10 minutes of action in the competition to date.
The lack of minutes has most certainly not pleased the Chelsea winger and he controversially went on to state that playing in a sub role is 'not worth staying for’.
Speaking to Movistar+, Pedro had said: “I had other expectations when I got here. Taking on this role (as substitute) is difficult for me and if you can’t see any prospect of a regular playing time it isn’t worth carrying on coming [just] to be part of the group and to be with your team-mates.”
Such entitled comments have not gone down too well among the Spanish public and Stoke City striker Joselu has also taken exception to Pedro’s selfish remarks.
In response to Pedro, Joselu took to Twitter to remind the 28-year-old that he is lucky to be included in such a quality Spanish side and stated that many players would happily trade places with him.
Joselu tweeted, “Don’t worry, many of us would be happy to fulfill your role and would have no problem with it!”
No te preocupes que muchos desempeñariamos tu papel sin problema y felices!! https://t.co/HaLeP7tQyg— Joselu Mato (@JoseluMato9) June 20, 2016
Del Bosque has recently played down Pedro’s comments but it is very unlikely that the Chelsea star has improved his chances of featuring more prominently over the next few weeks following his remarks, especially when you consider the quality available to his coach and Spain's form in the competition to date.