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Barcelona: Pedri reveals supportive message from “incredible” Iniesta

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Spain hope to have found their new star midfielder in Pedri ahead of the World Cup.

Pedri has revealed Andres Iniesta had sent him a message after his injury earlier this season.

Comparisons between Pedri and the Barcelona legend have intensified since his strong start at the senior level.

The Barcelona starlet prepares to continue his key role in Spain’s midfield. But he’s not planning to become a similar player to Iniesta.

 “In the world of football there are always comparisons and every time a new player comes out they try to compare him, but I have to make my career,” Pedri told Marca.

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“Iniesta is an incredible player and I pay attention to him in many ways, but I know that I have to be Pedri.”

Pedri hasn’t met Iniesta in person but reveals he has chatted with the veteran midfielder on Instagram.

“I have never had the opportunity to meet him in person, but on Instagram, we have spoken several times,” he added. “When I had the injuries he wrote to me to tell me that he be calm and that I recover well,” 

Asked whether Iniesta had given him any advice, he responded: “To take good care of myself and not pay attention to people, who always try to compare. 

“Sometimes people put you in difficult situations and you have to be calm and enjoy football.”