Pedri's fourth consecutive start showcased his ongoing recovery, yet the young talent humbly admitted there's still room for improvement.
Xavi Hernández, echoing the midfield trio that secured victory against Porto, fielded Pedri alongside Gündogan and De Jong. This trio played a pivotal role in dominating possession and exerting relentless pressure against Atlético Madrid. While they exhibited glimpses of understanding, there's acknowledgment within the team that they can further refine their synergy.
The Canary Islander midfielder logged 89 minutes in a match that evolved from a challenging start to a more promising finish. Reflecting on his performance after the game, Pedri acknowledged (h/t Mundo Deportivo)
"These matches should be celebrated; they are tough. I finished tired, I still have a little way to go to be at 100%."
With the next challenge against Girona, Barcelona remains cautious, recognizing the threat posed by Míchel's team. The Blaugranes acknowledged the challenge ahead,
"We see that they're a side that holds possession, eager to play. Undoubtedly, it'll be an enticing match for spectators and us"
Pedri's perseverance and the midfield's evolving cohesion offer hope to the Camp Nou faithful, while the team braces for an engaging encounter against Girona, mindful of their opponent's playing style and the need for continual improvement.