Ander Barrenetxea: “Pedri is an incredible player and very humble guy.”

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Marca, Real Sociedad winger Ander Barrenetxea (19) admitted that he fancied his team’s chances against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final.

To be able to play a Supercopa, after having always watched it on TV, is a blessing for me. We’ve earned it with our work and we’re going to enjoy it. Barcelona? It is a game we will go out to win as always, knowing that they are a great team. I think it’s a joke that they say Lionel Messi is finished, it’s just crazy. He is the best player of all time and he can decide a match at any time.”

On Real Sociedad veterans David Silva and Nacho Monreal

I hope that at 35 I will play with the joy of Nacho or David, who look like children. I hope I can be at La Real at 35, teaching the young players who will arrive then, and also learning from them. It’s a joy to be with them now in the dressing room, and with the others, whom I used to watch on TV.

On Barcelona midfielder Pedri

Pedri is an incredible player. If he is at Barcelona and is a regular, next to [Lionel] Messi, it is quite something; they have not handed him anything. I am very happy for him because he is very humble.”

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