Xavi Hernandez sends a clear three instructions to Barcelona most important player.
Since making his debut for Barcelona, Pedri has solidified his status as a generational talent among both fans and critics.
Despite missing most of the previous season due to injury, the Spanish international continued to perform at an unbelievable level even after Xavi joined the team.
Speaking of the legendary Barça player, he has gotten along well with the 19-year-old during his tenure as coach, leaving the youngster out of his starting lineup just once in eight games this season in La Liga and the Champions League.
Although the 42-year-admiration old’s for the former Las Palmas wonderkid is obvious, a recent development makes plain how important the player is to the esteemed boss.
According to a Mundo Deportivo story, Xavi views Pedri as the most crucial member of the current Barcelona team.
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The formerly renowned midfielder, however, gave the young player three imperative pointers on how to improve his performance and advance the team.
First of all, Xavi has asked the club’s prize player to stay as healthy as possible.
Second, the Golden Boy award winner has been urged by the World Cup champion to increase his goal total.
Last but not least, the seasoned player counseled Pedri to stand up and grab the reins of leadership in the locker room.
The young buck is undoubtedly checking the first box for the time being, although it is true that he now lacks an eye for goal.
Additionally, Pedri might need to shoulder more responsibility given that Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, and Sergi Roberto are all expected to leave the club next summer.
In reality, given the youthful age of Barcelona’s team, it is possible that Pedri will become the captaincy sooner rather than later.
In reality, it supports Xavi’s perception of him as a player with the potential to “define an era” at the club.
In the end, who is a better person to counsel a young midfielder than Xavi?