Pedri doesn’t see himself as a leader with La Roja and prioritises the collective

La Roja welcome Iceland to Galicia this evening.

Spain are playing their second friendly this week after beating Albania 2-1 at the RCDE Stadium in Barcelona at the weekend.

Pedri was key throughout that game, as he has been consistently since returning from injury at the beginning of the year.

The 19-year-old from the Canary Islands has become one of the finest in the game and has taken over Spain’s number ten.

But he doesn’t see himself as a leader of the team.

“I don’t see myself as a leader of anything,” the midfielder said in comments carried by Cope. “The group depends on us all being united and rowing in the same direction.”

Pedri broke into Barcelona’s first team at the beginning of last season and by the end of it had become an integral part of it.

At the end of that campaign he went to Euro 2020 with Spain, making it as far as the semi-final only to lose to Italy.

He then went to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games with Spain only to lose in the final to Brazil.

He’ll hope for a happier ending at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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