Pedri: “I like to be compared to Iniesta, but I have to be Pedri”


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Pedri: "I like to be compared to Iniesta, but I have to be Pedri"

Pedri is living at the age of 18 the dream of any Spanish footballer, reaching the Spanish team and being on the verge of his debut

Pedro González ‘Pedri’, Barcelona midfielder, acknowledged that He likes the comparison that is made with Andrés Iniesta, although he repeated the words of the Spanish coach Luis Enrique Martínez, defending that it has to be himself.

“You like to be compared with a player like Iniesta but as the mister (Luis Enrique) said, I have to be Pedri and make my own career to achieve my achievements,” he defended at his first press conference in La Ciudad del Fútbol with the absolute.

Pedri is living at the age of 18 the dream of any Spanish footballer, reaching the Spanish team and being on the verge of his debut. “I hope all dreams happen, for that I have to work every day to make them come.”

“From the first moment they have treated me very well, making me feel comfortable since I arrived. I want to enjoy a dream for any child in the world, willing to learn. Meeting Jordi (Alba) and Busi, more U21 teammates, has helped me to be calm. The rest that I have met have seemed magnificent people, “he thanked after the good reception he has had from the rest of the internationals.

It is the first contact you have Pedri with a new coach like Luis Enrique and admitted that he tries to learn to give him what he asks for on the field. “Each coach has different automatisms. When the ball is in a band the other interior closes and you have to learn it to help the team as much as possible.”

“I really like the football ideas they have and the style of play that Luis Enrique likes. I hope to learn a lot and from the style of the national team to which I think I will adapt well to give the best to the team,” he added.

The first thing that comes to mind Pedri when they ask him for a moment of the selection it is the World Cup won and the two consecutive European Cups. He hopes to find a ‘partner’ in the field as the Argentine Leo Messi is in his club, who recognized he congratulated him when he was summoned by the absolute.

“You can create a connection with many players. With Leo, who is the best in the world, there is, but in the national team there are also many quality people who like to associate. We can understand each other very well,” he defended .

Pedri He confessed that he is “shy” off the field but that when he enters a field of play it is “different”. He did not choose between the option of being cited with Spain for the Euro or the Olympics, with the real possibility of being able to be in both next summer.

“I would not choose any, I like both competitions and where they take me I will be at ease to try to add the maximum to the team. It is not my decision, whoever has to decide that decides,” he said.


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