Pedro admits Chelsea have been “sh*t” at times this season, but hopes that victory over Sunderland can inspire a revival.
Jose Mourinho was sacked as Blues manager last week after overseeing nine defeats in 16 league games for the champions, with Chelsea’s first game since his departure coming in the 3-1 win over Sunderland on Saturday.
Chelsea currently lie 15th in the Premier League table after 17 games, three points clear of the relegation zone, and 11 behind fourth-placed Tottenham.
Speaking on Mourinho’s last game, the 2-1 defeat to Leicester last Monday, Pedro said: “That game was horrible for us. Leicester played well.
“For us it was a very s*** game.”
The Spaniard, who has been criticised for his own performances since joining from Barcelona in the summer, added: “I understand the supporters. It is normal, it is a very difficult situation. This victory is very satisfying.
“It was calming and was important to get the three points.
“The support is good, they are always with us, together.
“The situation is not good for us but I think we can start moving up the table.”