Pedri explains the thought process behind his golazo against Galatasaray

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Pedri has become one of the most exciting footballers in the European game. The 19-year-old from the Canary Islands broke into Barcelona and La Roja’s first-team last season and has since become absolutely pivotal to both sides; he’s a unique talent.

An intelligent midfielder, Pedri plays the game with cold blood and remarkably maturity. He played a full La Liga season for Barcelona last term before going to Euro 2020 with Spain and then the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Such a build-up of minutes in his teenage legs meant that he missed the start of this season through injury but he’s since recovered and reminded everyone just how good he is.

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Gavi and Nico Gonzalez, two of his Barcelona teammates, are also exciting prospects, but Pedri is more than that. He doesn’t merely have the potential to be world-class; he absolutely already is. And he has well over a decade of football ahead of him.

A good example of his quality and coolness of head came during Barcelona’s Europa League tie with Galatasaray last month. Pedri scored a crucial goal after pausing to dumbfound several opposing defenders. It was a remarkable moment in a pivotal game.

“I saw it on TikTok,” Pedri recounted as carried by Marca. “Ferran [Torres] gave it to me and I saw that Marcao was coming so I didn’t touch the ball. I thought he was going to take it from me but he went to ground incorrectly and missed me, and when I went to shoot I saw another challenge that came in so I shot low.

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“If there was another challenge I would have kept going until I found the space. The truth is that it was a good goal. I think it’s the best one I’ve scored so far. But I hope better goals come.”

Source by Football Espana

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