Peter the Conqueror

yeshe is 19 years old, but pedri You have already known for many months that you are called to mark an era in the Barcelona and in national football. Last Sunday, in Mestalla, Xavi I reserved him from the beginning, due to the great physical wear he had against the npoles at the premiere at Europe League, but the half hour that jumped to the green marked the differences. The canary has already conquered the stands of Camp Nou, to Xavi and to the whole world of football… and he has many years ahead of him. The bara Enjoy one of the players with the greatest projection on the national scene.

He pauses, he doesn’t lose the ball, he plays with both legs, how he turns, how he controls the tempo… these are just some of the qualities that the Catalan coach highlights in pedri. But even Xavi dares to take another step. “In terms of talent, there is no other player in the world like him, he is a superlative footballer,” he said after the match in Valencia. The technician was completely surrendered to the quality of the canary. And it’s no wonder all these accolades. The numbers also reflect the great half hour signed by the midfielder in Mestalla.

He made 31 passes and 26 of them were good. In addition, he recovered five balls, was the subject of a foul, did not make any and scored a goal, although the ball hit the ball. Auba before entering. His decisions on the green were the great majority successful.

You have already left the inconvenience behind. Injuries marked the first stretch of the season pedri. After playing absolutely all of last year, both with the Barcelona as with the national team, he accumulated 71 matches in his boots, the canary started the course punished by ailments. Since reappearing a few minutes in the Super Cup against him Real Madrid, its growth has been in an ascending line and in Mestalla It was clear that he has found his best version. He has left behind the ordeal of the beginning and makes the difference.

Without the ‘pressure’ of Messi

In addition, pedri He has been uncovered this season in another facet, that of auctioneer. Xavi He has asked him to step on the area, to shoot, to dare… And the canary has picked up the glove. It is one of the aspects of the game that has been proposed to improve this course. At the moment, he chains two meetings of The league scoring against Spanish and Valencia. In addition, the Mestalla It is one to remember, for its importance and beauty.

The fact that it’s not Messi it also forces the canary to dare more and, in a way, frees him because with the Argentine on the pitch, all the balls were normally directed at the former captain and taking on the responsibility of shooting was more complicated. Now, without the presence of the 10 and with the slogan Xavihas taken a step forward

pedri He is already just one goal away from equaling his record from last season and despite the fact that, due to injuries, he has played far fewer games this season. In 2020-21 he finished the year with 52 games with the Barça shirt and four goals, against Ferencvros, Betis, Athletic and Levante, and this season he has only played 11 games and three goals, two in The league and one in Copa del Rey. Therefore, pedri comes to the crucial match against npoles at its best.

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Peter the Conqueror