Pedri Didn’t Believe He Could Play With Lionel Messi
One of Barcelona’s young stars, Pedro Gonzalez, admitted that he did not believe that he was now a teammate of Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.
Meanwhile, Pedri Gonzales himself is one of the dropout players from Barcelona’s la Masia academy who made his debut with the first team since the beginning of this season.
Coach Ronald Koeman saw the hidden talent of the 18-year-old striker, which made the tactician several times partnered Pedri with the team captain, Lionel Messi.
Of course, very few footballers can compete with Lionel Messi, who won the six Ballon d’Or, especially for a player with minimal experience who is only 18 years old. In essence, Pedri got a very rare opportunity.
Talking about his experience with La Pulga, Pedri admitted that he did not believe that this was a reality, because usually he saw Messi’s performance only through video games.
“The first day I saw Messi, I thought it was a lie. When I was next to Messi, I was very surprised to see him. It was like being on television or in a video game. I could hardly believe it.” open Pedri quoted from Goal.
Furthermore, Pedri revealed that meeting Lionel Messi is not a difficult thing, because the captain seems to know exactly how his colleagues are moving.
“Playing with Messi is easy because when you give him the ball you know something is going to happen. And that’s what I try to do, which is to give him the ball in the best position and the most profitable for the team.” He said.
Unfortunately, this might be the last chance for Pedri to meet Lionel Messi considering the captain’s contract will end in the summer.
The new president of Barcelona, Joan Laporta, had admitted that he would try his best to defend La Pulga, and Pedri also had the same hope.
“I hope to play with him for a few years. It would be great if I could continue to enjoy the opportunity to play with Messi and learn many things from him,” he said.