Pedro González López also known as Pedri will be joining FC Barcelona for the next season. He recently gave an interview in which he talks about his style of play, love for Barcelona, future teammates and more.
FC Barcelona came to an agreement with Las Palmas in 2019 for the transfer of the Spaniard. He has been really impressive during his time at Las Palmas, one of the reasons why the blaugrana club decided to sign him.
About signing for FC Barcelona:
“It was a special day for me, as playing for Barça has been a dream since I was a kid. When they told me it was happening I couldn’t believe it, I was so happy, I celebrated with my family”, he told FC Barcelona media.
“When I came to Barcelona it was special, as I met Abidal and saw the players. It was amazing to see them in person after watching them on TV. I also met Ilaix who I know from the national team”, he added.
His passion for FC Barcelona:
“In my house in Tenerife, even the plates have Barça on them, a frying pan too. My family members are big Barça fans.”
“I have been to Barcelona and to the Camp Nou a couple of times. I remember a certain game, where Puyol lifted up the cup, I was really young.”
About his Barcelona teammates:
“They have told me a lot of things about them, and I am really looking forward to being there. At Las Palmas ,they always joke that Setién likes my kind of football.”
“I am most looking forward to meeting Messi, that’s who catches my attention, I admire him a lot. I saw him when I went to the Ciutat Esportiva and I bumped into the other players as well, it was really special.”
About his role models:
“My role model has been Iniesta, who did a lot at Barça. My dad talks to me about Michael Laudrup and I like to play like him too.”
“Also, When Jonathan Viera was at Las Palmas, he gave me a lot of advice and helped me to be myself”
“Pedro Rodríguez is a different type of player to me, but I always used to watch him when he was still at Barça, he was very important to the team.”
Lockdown, family and training:
“The last few weeks I was in Tenerife with my family and fortunately they are all okay. Now I am back in Las Palmas.”
“In Las Palmas, I share a house with the keeper from the B team as my family are all in Tenerife. As it is only half an hour by flight, they come to visit me whenever they can and we are always in contact.”
“The fitness coaches at Las Palmas prepared a training video for us to do at home. So, we were training well.”
“Day to day I train and play a bit of FIFA. I also like other sports…I play a lot of basketball.”
His style of play:
“I am a player who likes to pass the ball a lot and have the ball as well. I have to improve in front of goal.”
“I think I can bring my dribbling skills to Barça, I always try even if it does not always work. Above all, I like to pass and move, something Barça do a lot.”
“I have always enjoyed playing football. If you enjoy yourself with the ball then you don’t need motivation. I am very competitive, I don’t like losing even on the playstation.”
“The day of my debut I felt most pressure. I lost the ball twice, but thanks to the fans support, I dealt with it. Later on, everything went well.”