Pedri talked about Xavi, Andreas Iniesta, ‘robotic’ football

"Football is becoming more and more robotic"

by Sead Dedovic
Pedri talked about Xavi, Andreas Iniesta, ‘robotic’ football

Pedri is a player who doesn't need to be talked about much. The Spaniard is one of the greatest young talents and already at the age of 19 he is expected to have a great career. In an interview with the Guardian, he spoke about Barcelona and its philosophy.

"Some clubs are happy with winning no matter how they do it. Barcelona also wants to win, but the idea is to play football and create chances. I like it better," said Pedri. Xavi changed many things by coming to Barcelona and showed that he is a great coach.

In a short time, it was seen that Barcelona has improved its game and Pedri is happy with Xavi. "Xavi has a very clear picture, the model by which he wants his team to play and what he wants from his players. Central midfielders must be inserted between the opponent's lines, and the ball must circle from one side to the other.

As a coach he tries to impose a style. He played once. The central players must keep the ball and be facing the opponent's goal. If you do not stand in the intended position, you can easily lose the ball and it is harder to put pressure on the rival," said the young offensive player.

Pedri also spoke about the former Barcelona captain, Andres Iniesta, who is considered the best Barcelona midfielder ever. "Iniesta has always seemed like a good person to me. He has calmness and simplicity in the game, when you look at him it seems that everything is easier than it really is.

The way he created chances for his teammates thrilled me."

Pedri on today's football

Pedri is not happy with the way football is played today. He believes that players have become robots. "Lately, more attention has been paid to the player who runs than to the technician who understands the game.

Football is becoming more and more robotic, but there are still those who resist it. I still play for fun. It's always been that way for me and I think so. That is the best that football has to offer. If you enjoy it, you will be much better," claims Pedri.

Two seasons ago, he broke the record after playing 73 games. That cost him in the end because he got injured. "I like to play, but it's good to rest sometimes. It was crazy last season as if every game went into extra time. Everything happened very quickly and at the end of the season I was really tired," admits Barca's teenager.