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Spain’s Pedri reveals Lionel Messi hope ahead of World Cup

The Blaugrana star would be happy to see his former teammate clinch glory this winter


Spain and Barcelona star Pedri has, on Saturday, provided an insight into his hopes for the upcoming World Cup.

Midfield sensation Pedri, as expected, was afforded a spot in Luis Enrique’s final 26-man squad set to make the journey to Qatar later this month.

The 19-year-old is joined in La Roja’s ranks by a host of Barcelona teammates, with all of Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Gavi, Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati in line to take their place at international football’s biggest competition, too.

Spain, as a collective, are currently viewed as 4th favourites to go all the way in the Middle East, sitting behind the trio of Brazil, Argentina, and France.

And, in the case of the efforts of Enrique’s men coming up short, Pedri is hopeful that one of these three nations will indeed etch their names indellibly into football’s history books.

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Speaking to Spanish outlet Marca this weekend, Barcelona’s gifted starlet was drawn on his hopes and dreams heading into the World Cup.

And Pedri was not shy in admitting that, beyond Spain, he would be happy to see former teammate and international icon Lionel Messi emerge triumphant in Qatar:

‘Hopefully we win it, but if Spain doesn’t, let [Messi] win it with Argentina,’ the midfielder remarked.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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