Pedro unsure of Barca future

Pedro has admitted he doesn’t know what the future holds for him at Barcelona, with the World Cup now his focus.

The winger has spoken to AS on a range of topics, from the season just ended, his personal view of the campaign, the appointment of Luis Enrique as Coach and the upcoming World Cup.

“[Spain are] the champions and we want to try and win the trophy,” Pedro said.

“It would be nice but it is complicated by the competition out there. This generation of players deserve to put the finishing touches on a stage that can never be repeated.

“The most important thing in this type of competition is to qualify [from the group], but obviously it’s preferable to be top because it gives you more confidence for the knockout rounds and avoids meeting very strong opponents.

“To win a World Cup, sooner or later, you have to play against the best teams.

“Brazil is one of them and hopefully we can play them later. You find them at that point and try to overcome them.”

The discussion turned to club football, with Pedro revealing he is unsure if he will remain at Camp Nou.

“I don’t know. I’m happy at the club but I don’t know what the future holds for me,” he said.

“Now I have my mind set only on the World Cup.”

Pedro was also asked about Lionel Messi, and said it is to be expected that a player of his stature commands attention.

“It’s normal that way. Leo captures all the flashbulbs wherever he goes.

“As the best player in the world the most is always demanded of him but he is very ambitious and bears the pressure with confidence.

“He had a good season, but injuries prevented him from doing more. When he returned in January he had enough to score goals.

“Moreover, at a collective level it was not a good year for the club. If Leo had not been injured and had been with us until the end, the result would probably have been different.

“I’d rather I played more, especially in big games, where perhaps I had less participation.

“Overall, I ended up happy because in the games I was on the field I was able to help the team. We’ll see what happens next year.

“It isn’t easy to get into the Barca team. The Coach decided to use other players and I respect his opinion.

“In the final part he gave me more minutes. I don’t hold grudges.”

Asked about the arrival of Enrique, Pedro unsurprisingly welcomed the former Barca player to the bench.

“I think he will fit in well. He has the advantage of knowing the intricacies of this fine club,” he said.

“Enrique is a Coach with character and clear ideas, and asks a lot of his players. Hopefully he gets lucky.”

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