Pedro frustrated by negativity

Pedro Rodriguez has today lamented the defensive attitude of teams when they play Barcelona, suggesting that it is ‘unfortunate’ to face.

“We expect all our opponents to defend. We always have to take the initiative, to control the ball and to create the chances,” the Spain international told reporters at a publicity event today.

“When they defend with 10 behind the ball it is always difficult to create chances and win games. For us it is unfortunate that we have to face this type of game, but many teams do it and we have to adapt to it. For the moment we are facing these games.”

Pedro was talking in reference to last night’s come-from-behind win over Celtic that required a 94th-minute winner.

“We have to correct some errors and focus on dominating games in the field from the beginning and not falling behind on the scoreboard.

“Importantly, the team always pushes until the end and the result of this has been the five comebacks we have already managed. We are on a good run of results and we hope to continue that.”

The attacker was asked who he felt would win the next Ballon d’Or award.

“Leo is the best player in the world, he demonstrates this in every game, every season. It is himself he has to beat for new records.

“I would highlight also Xavi, Andres and Iker, who have had a great season, but the vote for Messi is clear. Though, I would like to see Xavi or Andres win, they are my teammates and deserve it.”

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