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Koeman praises 17-year-old Pedri after stunning performance vs Juventus



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Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona had a great game in Turin. Nevertheless, their best player wasn’t Antoine Griezmann or Lionel Messi, it was a teenager. Pedri, the former Las Palmas gem, has started in the last few games and impressed everyone, especially Koeman. Destroying Juan Cuadrado on his side, Pedri was lively and named Man of the Match.

Ronald Koeman, when asked about his teenager, loved his performance and tipped him to the very top. Labelling Pedri as an impressive player, Koeman surely loved his performance on the left side of the pitch. Pedri kept drifting away from his opposition and left many defenders behind with ingenious pieces of skill. He could’ve had an assist, but the lack of finishing from his teammates was his enemy on Wednesday.

“Pedri is impressive, he has shown his personality even though he’s very young. He will be a great player for Barça.”

Ronald Koeman after Pedri’s performance in Turin

After getting such praise from a club legend, Pedri has to stay on Earth. Indeed, he has been one of the very best talents in world football, but the list of promising 17-year-olds who end up having an indifferent career goes on. If Pedri stays humble, much like Fati, he can become Barça’s future, just like Koeman said.

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