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Barcelona jewel Pedri talks ahead of Dynamo Kyiv clash

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If everything goes well, Barcelona will face Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday evening at the Camp Nou. Of course, with the Ukrainian team barely able to assemble a squad to travel to Catalonia due to COVID-19, nothing is certain just yet.

Today, we should get the results of the final pre-game checks and should no one test positive, the match will go ahead as planned. And ahead of another big European night, Barcelona’s jewel Pedri faced the press alongside his coach during the pre-game conference.

Of course, for him, everything is happening quite fast but he’s keeping both of his feet firmly on the ground.

“I am still young and I want to continue learning from the best. I live with all of this normally. That’s what my family has taught me.”

Winning is their top priority and they will do everything to get the three points tomorrow.

“We have to do everything tomorrow to win the three points.”

He was asked about Lionel Messi and the relationship the two have so far. Of course, the journalists were also interested in the Argentine’s future…

“From day one, Messi has been good to me. He gives me a lot of advice on the pitch. He is an incredible person. I will not talk about Messi’s future. He knows what he wants and what’s best for him.”

Recently, Pedri also scored his first goal for Barcelona, which was a dream come true.

“It was a dream come true. It is a day I will never forget.”

The youngster is quite versatile as well. Ronald Koeman can essentially throw Pedri in which ever position he wants and it won’t matter that much.

“I can play wherever the teams needs me to play. I’m most comfortable in the midfield, but I can also play on the wings.”

Despite his obvious qualities, it was quite a surprise to see him get so many minutes in these early stages of the season. But a lot of that has to do with his work ethic.

“I did not know I was going to get this many minutes. I hope to continue improving so that I can play even more. I’m working hard daily to learn and develop my game. Every day I learn from some of the best players in the world.”

Still, there are some things that could be improved.

“I’m focusing on improving my physicality and strength in training too.”

Playing for Barcelona is a dream for the kid and he can’t believe he’s living it.

“When I made my first appearance for Barça, I was living my dream.”

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