After winning the Kopa Trophy, which awards the best U21 player of the year, at the Ballon d’Or Gala held last Monday in Paris, Pedri gonzalez gave an interview to France Football where he shows his impressions after this recognition, as well as for his situation and role as an important piece in FC Barcelona.
“I am very happy with the Kopa Trophy. It rewards the work done throughout the year and it is incredible. It is the beginning, I hope. It is a pride to succeed two monsters like Mbappé and De Ligt. In addition, we are not always used to seeing midfielders rewarded. Xavi and Iniesta, for example, have never won the Ballon d’Or, “said the Canarian player, who also wanted to make it clear that” collective titles are the most important. ”
“We are not always used to seeing midfielders being rewarded”
Reviewing his time at Barça after landing at the Barça club in the summer of 2020, Pedri acknowledged that the beginnings were not easy since “when I arrived the team was focused and I could only train with the other signings, such as Trincao and Matheus”. He also stressed that “it was special and unexpected, since it was not what I imagined when signing for a new club and I was nervous about meeting the rest of the team.”
Pedri could coincide last season with Messi, of which he commented: “It is easy to have fun and I have always said that it is the best in the world. Every time I played with him, I looked for him. You don’t ask yourself questions, you know he’s going to do things very well. “Despite not being able to play yet under the orders of Xavi Hernandez due to injury, the canary has already been able to verify that the one from Terrassa “He has a very clear idea of the game and I am sure we will improve with him“.