Euro 2020: Pedri becomes youngest player to represent Spain at European Championships

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Pedri was selected in Spain’s starting line-up in the Euro 2020 opener against Sweden.

Barcelona youth star Pedri made history on Monday as he became the youngest player to represent Spain at the European Championships. The midfielder was selected in Spain’s starting line-up against Sweden in their Euro 2020 opener. Pedri achieved this feat at the age of 18 years, six months and 20 days. Also Read – Live Spain vs Sweden Scores & Updates Euro 2020: Kick-off at La Cartuja Stadium

Pedri joined Barcelona last season and became a quick start for Ronald Koeman’s side. Kishore impressed many with his astonishing skills with the ball at a very young age.

He made 52 appearances for Barcelona in his first season in all competitions.

 

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Barcelona, ​​who have been going through financial trouble for the past few seasons, bought Pedri from Las Palmas for around €4 and the move worked in his favour. The 18-year-old is currently one of the most talented teenage footballers in Europe.

Pedri made his debut for the Spain national team in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Greece on 25 March 2021.

Meanwhile, ahead of the crucial match against Sweden, Spain manager Luis Enrique said he had conveyed his Euro 2020 plans to the team a year ago.

About a year ago I spoke to the players and told them that we would have a very clear way of playing,” Luis Enrique said in a press conference on Sunday.

The former Barcelona manager said the team would not make excuses in the game despite having gone through the past week with a few COVID-19 cases, including that of captain Sergio Busquets.

“We’ve had to change a bit, we don’t have our captain here, Busquets, and we’d love to have him, but we adapt.

“It’s been a tough week, no doubt about it, but no complaints, no excuses. We have a great team and we’re looking forward to the first match tomorrow.”