Pedri González has a huge amount of minutes behind him at barely 20 years old — more typical of 27 year old. Since he broke onto the scene under Ronald Koeman, the midfielder from Tenerife has been a machine for accumulating game time. No transitions or slow development whatsoever in his case. Pedri’s a starter from day one and, due to his good work and a small squad, he barely had a rest. Neither with Koeman, nor with Luis Enrique in the national team. Non-stop.
As a result of all this madness, at the start of the 2021/22 season, he had an injury for the first time in a relatively serious way. However, it was a break that, without a doubt, also came in handy after playing both the European Championships and the Olympic Games. And to all that burden must be added endless extra times. As many as 11 after the one he played on Thursday against Real Betis in the Spanish Supercopa.
Participated in 11 out of 14 matches that went to extra time
It seems unheard of (it should be) that a 20-year-old footballer already played 11 extra times at the highest level as a professional. He took part in 14 games that have gone the distance, albeit he has only participated a total of 11 extra times. Pedri’s most recent ones are the one in Qatar against Morocco (with a loss on penalties) and the one on Thursday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.