“He helps us a lot,” Pedri said of Messi. “He gives you a lot of advice on the pitch. We have to enjoy him and learn from him. What he does will be his decision.”
Lionel Messi gives you a lot of advice on the pitch
Pedri has advised Barcelona to make the most of Lionel Messi while they can. Lionel Messi, who sent a transfer request in the summer, has only one year left on his contract at Camp Nou. As reported on Tuesday, Manchester City could be gearing up to return for the 33-year-old in January after their attempts to sign him at the summer window were unsuccessful. “He helps us a lot,” Pedri said of Messi. “He gives you a lot of advice on the pitch. We have to enjoy him and learn from him. What he does will be his decision.” Pedri was fortunate enough to play regularly with Messi in his first few weeks as a first-team player at Barcelona. The teenager made a massive impression since the breaking into of the senior squad.
The veterans at Barca tell Pedro to keep his feet on the ground
“From the first moment it felt normal for me,” admitted Pedri. “I have to keep working. I’m young enough to improve and continue to grow alongside the best. You have to stay calm; it is what my family instilled in me. I came from Las Palmas, a team from the second division and I didn’t know that I would have that many minutes. I want to keep working to have as many minutes as possible. The veterans at Barcelona tell me to keep my feet on the ground. The best thing we can do is learn from the best who are here. When a child fulfils his dream, he cannot believe it, and he is delighted. That is how I felt when I debuted at the Camp Nou.” Pedri has played in several attacking positions under Ronald Koeman so far.
“It’s good that I can play different positions, but I feel more at ease and more dangerous, like No.10,” added Pedri. “In training, I work on the physical side of my game. When playing as a winger, you can help the full-back. The peace I feel is more in my head than from the coach.” Pedri was speaking ahead of Barcelona’s Champions League clash with Dynamo Kiev at Camp Nou on Wednesday. “We have to treat the meeting as another game,” said Pedri. “We have to improve in front of goal and get three points to get us closer to qualifying.”