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Qatar 2022 under the spotlight: Pedris – Football World – World Cup

In today’s part of the column “Under the magnifying glass in Qatar 2022” we will introduce you to one of the most promising midfielders in European football. We are talking about Barcelona and Spain midfielder Pedri. He can play both in the center of the field and on the left wing.

Pedri is only 19 years old and has been with Barcelona since 2019, when the Catalans paid 17.5 million euros for him to Las Palmas. Gradually, the Spaniard established himself as an indispensable part of Xavi’s composition, and also of Luis Enrique’s in the national team. Pedri is valued at 100 million according to Transfermarkt. In 2021, he managed to win the award for the best young player.

Pedri has made 19 appearances in all competitions for Barcelona this season, averaging 75 minutes per game and scoring three goals. The midfielder impresses with 1.26 successful dribbles per game, that is, he invariably manages to show individual technique. Pedri also recorded 4.32 duels won per game, as well as 1.42 splits per game. This statistic shows that the player is active enough in defense, although he does not have any impressive height and physique. Pedri is active in both phases of the pitch and regularly likes to go to the left flank.

The Barcelona and Spain midfielder also averages 65.11 touches per game, which shows that he plays with the ball extremely regularly and it almost always goes through him in the course of an attack. It is not by chance that Pedri is considered the engine of his team, both at club and national level. The Spaniard has created 6 big chances and has 1.42 key passes per game, a statistic that suggests creativity is also one of the player’s strengths.

Pedri is an extremely talented player and the future is ahead of him, but the World Cup could be another push for the midfielder to the heights of football.

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