After scoring his debut goal in the Champions League over Hungarian side, Ferencvaros, Barcelona teenager, Pedri had to go home in a taxi.
He scored Barca’s fourth in the 5-1 win over Ferencvaros after good work from fellow substitute Ousmane Dembele.
According to Marca, the 17-year-old is not qualified to hold a driving license. This made him arrange for a taxi to take him home from the stadium following the game.
According to reports, Pedri arrived at Camp Nou with his stuff in a plastic bag from the supermarket. After the game, he left in a cab. What’s important to the teenager is that he eventually opened his Barca goal account.
The teenager came in for his competition debut in the 63rd minute after replacing his fellow teenage superstar Ansu Fati,. He then scored in the closing stages to make it truly an evening to remember.
Pedri arrived tonight with his stuff in a plastic bag from the supermarket. He left in a cab. In between all that he scored a champions league goal for FC Barcelona. pic.twitter.com/BI7jYszu0T— total Barça (@totalBarca) October 20, 2020
Pedri, who is a €5m transfer from Las Palmas last summer is widely regarded as one of the best youth products in Spanish football.
The 17-year-old whose full name is Pedro González López – starred for Las Palmas last campaign, scoring four goals for Pepe Mel’s side, and provided six assists.
Pedri continues to make waves at Barcelona
After rising through the ranks of the Spanish youth teams, Pedri has continued to make waves at Barcelona. The best way to announce that was to make a statement with a goal against the Hungarian Champions.
The youngster also gave out a good performance in the defeat to Getafe. Speaking after the match, he said he is determined to make things difficult for the coach, Ronald Koeman in terms of team selection.
“It’s what we have to do, be all plugged in, make it difficult for the coach. It’s not easy to play in a team like that, but on the pitch I escape from reality, I think I’m playing at home with my brother. When I go to bed I will think that I have fulfilled a dream. I’ve been loving this club and football since I was born.”
With these performances, Pedri will be hoping he has done enough to convince Koeman to play him in El Clasico on Saturday.
It would be surprising to see him in the starting XI but he could well get some game time off the bench.