This season, the difference in points scored by Barca in La Liga with or without Pedri is editing. The Catalan, however, will have to learn to win without his Spanish nugget, who could miss the end of the season with a hamstring injury.
Barca will have to do without Pedri for some time, and this is very bad news for the Catalans. Injured with a hamstring (3-2 loss on return, 4-3 on aggregate) in the second leg of the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday 14 April against Frankfurt, the 19-year-old Spaniard could not play again this season. , A nameless headache for Xavi and his staff, as a midfielder he makes all the difference when on the field.
As the Catalan daily Sport tells, Barca have two faces this season. Along with Pedri, Blaugrana has never lost in La Liga and has taken 32 points out of a possible 36 (10 wins, 2 draws). Without the Spanish international, absent from the field between late August and early January due to (already) a hamstring injury, FC Barcelona scored 28 points out of a possible 57 (seven wins, seven draws, five losses). In percentages, the difference is editing: 83% wins when Pedri is on the ground, compared to 36% when he is not.
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Reading these figures, Barca’s revival at the start of the calendar year can be partly explained by the young Spaniard’s return to competition. For the Catalan, however, we will have to learn to live without him, and Monday evening’s surprise defeat against Cadiz (1-0) proves there is still a long way to go.
Last week, after Barca’s 3-2 win against Levante in La Liga, Xavi nevertheless ruled out any reliance on Pedri. “No, I would not say that Barca are up to Pedri, decided the Spanish technician at a press conference. He is an exceptional player. I have said it many times. I have already said a lot of good things about him. He’s a player who makes us feel. It’s great. He’s a player who, like Gavi, Adama Traore or Luc de Jong, has proved that he can make a difference today.”