I have to be Pedri ‘- the Barcelona star is playing down Iniesta comparisons

The talented and determined teenager is aiming for his own game as he celebrates his first international call

Barcelona wonderkid Pedri is delighted to be involved in the founding of the Spanish national team, but he played against the legend of the club Andres Iniesta.

Pedri, 18, received her maiden call in March for the start of the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Having represented Spain at all levels from Under-17 to U21, he now has the opportunity to make his high bow in the coming days.

What was said?

“I have to be a Pedri,” he replied when asked about the connections with his former midfielder in Barcelona. “It’s an honor to be compared to Andres Iniesta.”

“From day one they have treated me well,” he said, referring to his new colleagues with Spain. [Alba], Busi [Sergio Busquets] and the U21 team makes everything easier. I really like Luis Enrique’s style of play.

“I hope to learn and adapt well to contribute as much as I can to the national team. ”

Ramos to Barca?

The teenager was also asked to answer a strange question about Real Madrid and Spanish striker Sergio Ramos, one of Barca ‘s main rivals over the past decade.

Ramos’ future at Santiago Bernabeu is far from certain – but does that mean he could line up at Camp Nou?

“It’s very difficult for Ramos to go to a competitive club,” Pedri replied. “He’s a good player, but I’m not the one signing. I don’t have any comment, I’d like to sign everyone who is a great player and people.”

World Cup Tour of Spain

Spain, who were knocked out of the 2018 World Cup in the last-16 after a terrible loss to host Russia on penalties, are in Group B of the 2022 UEFA qualifying tournament.

Sweden, Kosovo, Greece, Georgia and Estonia will join them in the six-team pool, and will play three games in the current international window to start their campaign.

Greece will first face Thursday, then visit away to Georgia on March 28 and fight home with Kosovo three days later.

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