"Pedro? He is not for sale, we do see him in our 2014/2015 squad."
Cesc on Instagram: “On our way to Sevilla with the national team”
Instead, Barcelona will probably go into the final game with another, unexpected option: Barcelona champions. After a season that most considered a disaster, in which all the focus has been the future — as if they wanted to forget the past as quickly as possible, only to suddenly realise that it was still the present — they actually could take the title. A miracle, as Iniesta put it. On Wednesday, Barcelona had held a barbecue at the club’s training ground. It felt like a sad end-of-season occasion; now, suddenly, the season is back.
“It was unthinkable that we would have a chance,” Pedro admitted. “Now it would be unforgivable not to take it.”
- Sid Lowe
FC Barcelona 2-1 Athletic Bilbao
We won’t stop till it’s over
Won’t stop to surrender
"When I started we had Samu and Titi and Zlatan too. Now we have Alexis, Messi, Neymar. Another new signing, another big name, will probably arrive in the summer but I’ll keep going. You know it’s always difficult to get minutes. I know the best games for me are the ones where there’s space to run, to get away from defenders. That suits me and the team. Unfortunately, there’re few games like that. But the mister is giving everyone a chance, rotating a lot, and I’m happy with the opportunities I’ve had and the way I’ve taken them"
— Pedro Rodriguez
"We had a long conversation after the Copa del Rey final (Pep’s final game) and I said ‘thank you’.
When a coach trusts you enough to take you from the youth team and put you into the first team, one of the best teams in the world, it’s not easy. He had faith in me and supported me. Without that, a player can lose heart and look for a solution away from the club."
— Pedro Rodriguez speaking about Pep Guardiola
IG Cesc Fabregas: Comiendo en la ciudad deportiva con 2 cracks despues del pase a la final de la copa del rey. Ahora a descansar. Un abrazo! #cargols
Alexis & Pedro - Barcelona's lethal duo
If Barcelona is managing to keep the dream alive in the three competitions it is playing in this year without its two big stars, Messi and Neymar, then it is thanks to Pedro and Alexis, who quietly continue to bang the goals away. The two forwards have 25 league goals between them, more than the whole Sevilla side has netted at the Sánchez Pizjuán
You moved to Tenerife to Barcelona at 17. How did you find the adaptation process?
- Pedro: It was difficult. I went from a small village on a small island to a metropolis. There was so much traffic and I saw a road with six lanes of traffic all going in the same direction. I struggled to adapt to the new rhythm of the city. I can now understand the Catalan language, but I'd like to speak it better. The culture was so different, the food, the people - so many people from all around the world. It was a big change.
Pedro goal vs Getafe [22.12.2013] (2-1) 34’
Pedro second goal vs Getafe [22.12.2013] (2-2) 41’