The 18 year-old scored his first header against Athletic Club at San Mames last night, also providing a cute assist for Messi. He was instrumental in Barcelona coming back to win 3-2 after going a goal down early doors.
After scoring, Pedri performed a special celebration with a dedication included. The recipient was his friend Fran Rodriguez, a youth player at Tenerife currently playing in Group 1 of the Honour Division who was born on Three King’s Day.
Partido muy completo y tres puntazos en un gran estadio. Sigamos así👌Força Barça! 💙❤
— Pedri González (@Pedri) January 6, 2021
Pedri confirmed the gesture was for him in a tweet post-match. “I hope you like the birthday present,” he wrote. Pedri grew up with Rodriguez throughout the lower categories of Tenerife and counts him as a close friend since they were children.
Pedri recognised the importance of the victory in his post. “A very complete game and three points in a great stadium,” he added. “Let’s continue like this. Come on Barcelona!”