The UEFA chose, through a committee of experts among which are the Spanish Aitor Karanka Y Ginés Melendezbesides our old acquaintance Capello, the best eleven of the Eurocup. This Pedri, very much to celebrate. I do not think I am exaggerating if I say that it was the revelation of the European course. Appeared in a Barça very confused, sick of everything possible. A hole was made right away Messi He distinguished him as a new preferred partner, and he played it all and well. In the Eurocup again he has played everything, again well, until he deserves that praise from Lewis Enrique, who praised that at 18 he was above what he had done ‘Don Andrés Iniesta‘ at that age.
A young and slight boy, ‘I weigh a shame’ if he dedicated himself to boxing. In the Eurocup they have sought you out to intimidate you. From his physical inferiority, he has accepted the harshness of adult football, he has endured the innings without complaint and has known how to go from less to more, to spin that football so much his, almost spiritual, with a constant rhythm, without blackouts. Away from the protective shadow of Messi, has carried the strings of a Selection who has surprised in the Eurocup. His deficit is that he has not left a single shot on goal, something that will have to be corrected. Either Iniesta He was a great kicker, although he scored on particularly happy occasions, such as against the Chelsea Y Holland.
What has displeased me has been the absence of Chiellini. Nothing against Maguire, placed as a pair of Bonucci, but the hierarchy of Chiellini I have found it imposing. He is not a stylist, he is not fast, but he has deployed all the science of defensive football. He has a physique that a carabanchelero friend defines as a ‘rubble body’, but he gets where he should. He doesn’t do anything he doesn’t know and ‘paints the line’ severely. One of the many things I like about soccer is that you can achieve excellence by playing as Pedri or as Chiellini. They do not seem to belong to the same animal species, but both are great footballers.