Ahead of Spain’s upcoming Nations League games, Pedri gave his thoughts on La Roja and his team-mates to Sport.
Waiting for first goal with the national team
“I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve played 12 games and I’m really looking forward to it, to do my bit. If not, I want to do as much work and assist as much as possible.”
Does it help the national team that they are not seen as favourites for the World Cup?
“Maybe people don’t expect so much from us, they don’t see us as favourites, but inside we do see ourselves as favourites.”
“Both on and off the pitch he always surprises. We found out he was going to be a father the same day his daughter was born. He can do anything with the ball, it’s crazy. Very few players in the world can do those things.”
Do you dream of winning the Ballon d’Or?
“I hope I have the chance to win it, it’s a very difficult award to win. You have to be the best in the world, I still have a lot to learn and improve for that day to come.”
“I’ve been friends with Ferran for a long time. We laugh a lot. People talk a lot about him. He is confident and flying in training, he plays very well, he trains like the best, he works in the gym, and his qualities are spectacular. In the national team he scores goals, assists, he can give us a lot.”