Pedri opened up to the Spanish media about his relationship with Gavi as he was on international duty in Spain for the upcoming international matches for the world cup qualifiers in Qatar.“Let’s hope we can be a duo like Xavi and Iniesta but it will be tough to repeat what they did. I have a special relationship with him and I really appreciate him, he has great potential”, said the 19-year-old who has also been compared to Andres Iniesta, after winning the Golden Boy award in 2021, one of Barcelona’s greatest in their historic squad, who had won two historic trebles in 2009 and 2015, and his 35 trophies, which includes nine La Liga and four UEFA Champions League titles, make him the most decorated Spanish footballer of all time.
Pedri added that being compared to Iniesta, one of the greatest midfielders of all time, makes him happy and is motivating for him to do better at the pitch as he had previously stated through FC Barcelona that Iniesta was his hero growing up. Pedri has been called up to the national team, making him the youngest player to do so and he has been praised by everyone around him. His playing style has especially gained a lot of interest in and around football and the 19-year-old shows no signs of slowing down.
The Spaniard has donned the number 10 for the Spanish international team as the number holds great value in the football world to be represented, in terms of skills and fame. He is being watched by both spectators and fans alike for every game he plays and is targeted to be the next Barcelona legend in line with Gavi and Torres as they contribute to the team effectively and carry out the vision of the club just like their former club legends.