Important for the selection of Spain
But its growing importance in the center of the Barça field has gone hand in hand with that acquired in the core of the Spanish team under the orders of Luis Enrique.
In ten games with La Roja, Pedri was also, at 18 years, six months and 18 days, the youngest player to debut with Spain in a final phase of a European Championship or World Cup in the European past.
Pedri beat Miguel Tendillo, who had made his debut at the 1980 Eurocup at 19 years, 4 months and 11 days, as well as Cesc Fabregas, who had played for La Roja at the 2006 World Cup in Germany at 19 years and 41 days.
With the Red team he reached the semifinals of the Eurocup and without barely resting he later played the Olympic Games with the U21 team with which he achieved silver after falling in the final with Brazil.
Between national team and club, Pedri played last season “74 games that placed him as the player in the European leagues with the most games played,” Barcelona recalled.
The young Barça player, who has just been included in the 30 finalists for the Ballon d’Or, is among the group of young talents called to lead the change of era in Barcelona, along with Gavi, Eric García and Ansu Fati, who should renew with the club in the next few days.