Barcelona’s victory in Turin was a treat for Culés. A day after getting rid of their burden in Josep Maria Bartomeu, they got a precious victory in Turin. Many players destroyed Juventus’ backline, with Ousmane Dembélé and Leo Messi combining for the first goal. However, the Man of the Match was Pedri, and everyone acknowledged it.
The 17-year-old got praise from Ronald Koeman, Claudio Marchisio, and many other people after his exhibition. Nonetheless, the youngster had the chance to swap his shirt with a star yesterday. Reportedly, Paulo Dybala, who has a big collection of jerseys, went into his opponents’ dressing room to ask for Pedri shirt.
📰 — After the Juve-Barça game, Dybala went to the Barcelona dressing to room to ask Pedri for his shirt. The Argentine is an enthusiastic shirt collector. [sport]— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) October 29, 2020
At 17, Pedri is now one of Koeman’s favourites having started in the past two games. His dazzling performance in Turin must have cemented his place in the side. He ran past Juan Cuadrado many times and undoubtedly impressed Dybala, a big player in world football. Great from the youngster and the Argentine forward.
Griezmann jokes when asked about his future following Copa championship: “Ask the president”
After being starved of trophies for two years, Barcelona have won silverware, defeating Athletic Bilbao in the final of the Copa del Rey by four goals to nothing. Lionel Messi was on target twice, while Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann got a goal each as Barça cruise to victory.
Following the game, Griezmann, who opened the scoring for Barcelona, spoke to the media, including about his future. He jokingly replied to that question by saying, “Ask the president.”
He said that he was very proud of the team and how they have managed to turn around the season, “Proud of the team and the work. We know that the season is very long and there are good and bad times. Keep enjoying the team and in the end the reward will come.”
He ended the presser on a celebratory note, saying, “We have to celebrate this title and enjoy it as a result of the work we’ve done.”
The Frenchman has been in excellent form throughout the Copa del Rey campaign and spearheaded the comeback against Granada in the Quarter-finals. He also assisted Gerard Pique for a last minute equaliser against Sevilla when all seemed lost, and has now been rewarded with the first Copa del Rey win of his career. Onto bigger and better things, hopefully.