Barcelona and their new Iniesta: Pedri


The motivation and confidence of Pedri will be boosted by comparisons to Spanish maestro Andres Iniesta, according to Barcelona boss Xavi. The Spaniard is often being compared to Barcelona’s great “Don Andres” in terms of their positioning, vision, and playing style.

Pedri had already received comparisons to Iniesta in the past due to his smooth footwork and precise passing. Moreover, Xavi did not hold back in praising the teenager’s abilities after his fantastic performances in Barca colors in recent weeks.

Praising the Spaniard, the Barcelona boss said:

“How [Pedri] understands the game, it’s wonderful to watch him play,

He reminds me a lot of Andres Iniesta, I haven’t seen many talents like that.

He’s wonderful. I haven’t seen many talents like that.”

Pedri Following Iniesta’s Steps in Barcelona

Andres Iniesta, who is one of the best players to play for Barcelona has enjoyed a very successful spell with the Blaugrana. He has won nine La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues. The maestro was also a key part along with Xavi, of the treble-winning sides of 2009 and 2015.

He is also successful and has legendary status for his National side Spain. Also, he had guided them to the 2010 FIFA World cup and two European Championships.

Pedri, who is still 19 years old has a lot to learn. He can definitely learn a lot from senior players like captain Sergio Busquets, Dani Alves, and others. The Midfield sensation who was signed by Las Palmas in 2019 has become a regular starter for the team.

He, along with Busquets and De Jong are dominating La Liga teams by playing scintillating football or more specifically termed by the fans as Xavi-Ball. Pedri and Barcelona are flying high at the moment, and are playing fearlessly to secure next season’s champions league football.

Pedri is the future of Barcelona and can follow Iniestas’ steps to become one of the greatest Barcelona players.

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