PEDRI, KEY IN FC BARCELONA
Pedri shone again and unblocked Barça's game in the 2nd half
Published:8/02/2021 - 08:09h
Updated:8/02/2021 - 08:09h
Pedri was a substitute at Betis-Barça, but Koeman had to turn to him at half-time to unblock the match. The canary was key for the Catalans to improve their ball circulation
Pedri Is being one of the big feelings of LaLiga and this Sunday went back to show why in Benito Villamarín. The mediapunta of Tegueste was acting against the Real Betis, but the FC Barcelona no carburó in the first part and Ronald Koeman had to attend to him to try solve it. The Canarian jumped to the terrain of game in the rest and attained to improve substantially the game of his team.
The ex of The Palms went out like false extreme substituting to Martin Braithwaite and planted between lines to connect the centre of the field with the forward. His skill to be always in the place where has to be was basic so that the Barça played to another speed in the seconds 45 minutes. The Tenerifean knew perfectly when accelerate and when brake the played, and went the best possible partner for Leo Messi that it also was acting.
The Argentinian went out in the minute 57 to solve the ballot and marked only two minutes after his entrance to the field. From the 1-1, the Barcelona were to more and a lot of fault of this had it Pedri, that knew to joint the lines and that moved with an intelligence tremenda at all times. Besides, it is necessary to stand out that the jewel barcelonista had to change of position when Leo and Francisco Trincao went out.
The rosarino had total freedom of movements, although it moved especially by right, whereas the Portuguese began by the left. With Ousmane Dembélé in the right-handed side and with Miralem Pjanic already in the bench after the entrance of Trincao, the one of Tegueste had to happen to the midfield with Sergio Busquets. But this variation did not prevent that the Canarian followed standing out thanks to his intelligence and skill with the balloon.
The Barça is worse team without Pedri
It is impressive the ease with which Pedri adapts to all what asks him Koeman, since these last parties has had to play so much in the mediapunta as in the interior or even of mediocentro pure, and always has done it very well. In Seville was not less and even without Busquets, that was substituted in the 78 by Samuel Umtiti, continued shining and holding the game of possession of the Barcelona.
To his alone 18 years, the ceiling of the Tenerifean is the sky and anybody knows the far that it could arrive if it follows evolving like this. Has talent, intelligence, personality and ethical of spare work as to be one of the best mediapuntas or midfield players of the world. For now, already it is indisputable in the Barça, that without him is worse team, as it has remained showed when it has not played.