Pedri: I was a bit timid in front of Messi when I first met him

has been one of the breakout stars of the LaLiga Santander season so far. The youngster playing regular football at ’s first team shares his experiences, feelings, and opinions so far.

It was reported that Pedri joined Barcelona from Las Palmas to has achieved something to become the best under 21 football in Spain one

In one of the recent interview with EFE, the exciting playmaker sung the praises of Lionel Messi, that he is happy with his former club.

Q: How do you feel for the first few months at Barca in Laliga, far from home, and attracting all this attention?

A: At the moment it’s all going well, I’m loving it. Although I’m a long way from my family, I’m doing what I love – playing football – and so far so good.

Q:  Luis de la Fuente talked about you in his recent press conference talking about maturity. What’s your relationship like with him? What does he ask of you?

A: From the first day I felt very welcome, and he just told me to keep doing what I’m doing for my club. Hearing that as a young player gave me confidence.

Q: De la Fuente also said in that press conference that he didn’t want to compare you to anyone.  You looked like Michael Laudrup said by Your daddy- do you agree?

A: It’s a source of pride to be compared to players like that, but I’ve got to be myself and make my career. Of course, I have looked at Andres Iniesta or Laudrup to learn things from them, but you’ve got to go your way.

Q: Do you know a video of you went viral after a champion league match with Juventus?

A: Yes I watched it back, but that not clip. I always watch games back to see what I did well and what I didn’t. I find myself focusing more on what I did wrong rather than the good stuff. But I think that’s the best way to help myself improve day by day.

Q: How was it to play in your first Clasico?

A: I was very happy, it was a dream I had from being a kid to play in one. I was lucky to do it and I’m grateful to my teammates and my coach for helping me come through it.

Q: You’ve always said your idol was Iniesta. How was your meeting with Messi Because you said you couldn’t wait to see him?

A: As I’m sure most people are, I was a bit timid in front of him at first. But after a while, you see he’s just a normal guy and he’s now like a friend in our dressing room. It’s amazing to be able to train with and learn from the world’s best players.

Q: How is your relationship with Messi now?

A: Very good. He always gives you good advice on the pitch, he knows what he’s talking about, given how much he has won in football. It’s a pleasure to take bits from him; I try to listen and learn as much as I can.

Q: Are you still following Las Palmas?

A: Yes, I always watch their games when I can and support them as much as I can, given I wouldn’t be here without them. They gave me my confidence, and playing with them in the second division – a very tough league – helped me no end, so I will always be grateful to them.


After you arrive at Barcelona to have been breaking some records. What are your goals for the rest of the season?

A: I don’t have any fixed goals aside from just enjoying my football and keep improving. I just want to play as many minutes as possible and help the team as much as I can.

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