Pedro: I’m not unappreciated

Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez insists that he does not feel undervalued ahead of the Champions League encounter with Celtic.

The winger, who recently scored a hat trick for Spain against Belarus, is a valuable source of goals for the Blaugrana but has not achieved the same celebrity status of many of his colleagues.

“There is a lot of competition, especially up front,” commented the Tenerife native, handling pre-match media duties alongside Coach Tito Vilanova.

“Each season we must fight to play and luckily I have played a lot of games. I feel comfortable in the team, I am getting goals and and my peers are great. I hope to continue in this direction.”

The 25-year-old is not underestimating the Glaswegian opposition.

“It's important to achieve a good result. They're a very difficult opponent, they play nicely and counter quickly. We're at home and its important to remain in a good position in the group.”

Finally Pedro reflected on the Catalan club's defensive issues.

“We have important players injured, but Tito is doing very well, with other players filling those positions. We hope to continue with the good results. It's difficult if the defence is different in every game, but we have a great squad.”

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