Xavi’s wants to maximize Pedri’s Potential at Barcelona

Pedri (left) & Xavi (right) / Getty Images
Pedri (left) & Xavi (right) / Getty Images

Xavi is pushing Pedri to increase his productivity.

Pedri holds a crucial role for Xavi Hernández, who regards him highly and sees him as integral to Barcelona’s creative and offensive strategies. Xavi considers Pedri to possess an exceptional understanding of positional play, rating him as the top player in his position. The coach has been urging Pedri to enhance his goal-scoring and assist-making statistics, emphasizing the importance of taking shots.

Xavi, in his approach with all players, provides individual video analyses and discussions about desired on-field behaviours. He highlights Pedri’s potential as the most adept player at playing between the lines but notes a need for more frequent finishing.

Since taking charge in November 2021, Pedri’s performance has been hampered by injuries, impacting his willingness to take risks. While he scored 7 goals last season, he managed only one assist. Currently, with 2 goals and 3 assists, including a recent goal against Villarreal, Xavi aims for a production boost with 14 La Liga games remaining and at least two Champions League matches ahead.