The Canarian player has had 5 weeks of vacation, but has had little use for relaxation. Pedri rent a villa with a gym equipment, also schedule field sessions at the high performance center in Adeje, south of Tenerife. He work physically to avoid possible injuries and field work to improve his performance in the field.
The player from Tenerife wants to improve his skills and his physique, as he has let it be known. Pedri is an exceptional player, but some injuries in important parts of the season have left him out of the field. He wants to put an end to those bad moments in his career. This season he will show what a special player he is.
Pedri was focused on his preparation, but he was not alone. He was accompanied by his parents and his brother, and he also saw his friends when it was his turn to step on the field. His friends helped him when he practiced playing soccer. Between them, they completed the session by playing what they were passionate about. One player who wanted to join Pedri’s training session was UD Las Palmas player Alberto Moleiro, who will be making his debut in the first division this season.
The dressing room considers Pedri a leader on the field, an intelligent person, capable of leading the team to the right path. It is especially noticeable when he is not there, when the team plays without clear ideas. Pedri has only had three seasons in the elite and has already shown the team with his quiet work, that he is capable of taking the reins during the season.
Pedri the Captain?
So far the only confirmed captains are Sergi Roberto and Marc Andre Ter Stegen. Two players are missing to take the captain’s position. The most talked about names for this position are: Ousmane Dembele, Frenkie De Jong, Ronald Araujo, Pedri and Robert Lewandowski.
Dembele and De Jong are among the older players in the squad, but that’s not the only reason they are taken into account. Frenkie has shown his calm, leadership and intelligence on the field and in the dressing room, a born leader, a player who makes a difference. While Ousmane has a lot of affection for the team, he is also a person with clear ideas and who very rarely goes off the rails.
Pedri, being young, surprises by his humility and hard work, only 20 years old, he shows his maturity in decision making. Differential player, winner of the Golden boy in 2021. Called to mark an era in the Spotify Camp Nou, a captain without armband, he does not need to shout to give his orders, the team respects him and listens to him.
Soon we will know who will be the captains for next season. The player from the Canary Islands is one of the strongest names to assume one of the captaincy positions, Xavi likes the idea and so does the team. The fans are asking Araujo to be one of the captains, a true leader, who feels the colors of the blaugrana team like few others.