Barcelona’s 17-year-old midfielder Pedri may not have got his side on the scoresheet in their 2–0 Champions League victory over Juventus, but the teenager was the unmistakable star in a victory that gave life to his injured side and put him on the map.
Seeing his second start in a row, despite appearing disappointed in Saturday’s 3–1 defeat by Real Madrid, Perry played with ambition and bravery against the Italian champions, slowing down Barca’s game and dribbling confidently Played with
“Knowing that he is tonight, what he did was excellent,” said Barca coach Ronald Komann.
He said, “He was able to show such skill and character at this age, which makes me very happy.” He is going to be a great player for this Barcelona. “
The youngster, who was making his first Champions League debut after scoring from the bench against Ferencvros last week, left the pitch with a 95% pass rate, allowing more than 75% of his opponents to pass.
He tricked with defensive work, being in possession six times.
But what was most impressive was his willingness to take world-class players under pressure and his calm manner on the ball.
“A star is born”, Spanish newspaper Marca said, “Everyone in Turin was wondering who was this attractive-looking and gangster Youngster who turned into a giant at Allianz Stadium.”
Born on Tenerife Island, Pedro Gonzalo López, better known as Pedri, is only in his second season in professional football.
Barca bought 5 million euros ($ 5.91 million) from Las Palmas in September 2019 when the player was still 16 years old and played only three games for the second division.
Prior to joining Las Palmas in July 2019, Pedri had never been in a professional club, growing up as a player at CF Juvents Laguna as an amateur.
He tested at the age of 15 in Real Madrid, but was rejected after his first practice was canceled due to a snow storm in the Spanish capital.
He has stated that he is more suited to the style of Barcelona and wants to follow in the footsteps of Andres Iniesta.
“Parry arrived as a practically unknown figure to most Barca fans, but has made an immediate impression for his tactical reading of his matches,” newspaper A.S.
“In Turin he confirmed that there was a boy banging loudly at the door.”
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