The 28-year-old, who came off the bench to
score a late winner in Tuesday’s Uefa Super
Cup, says his discontent springs from a desire
to play more regularly
Pedro has denied claims that he has asked to
leave Barcelona but admits he remains in a
The 28-year-old was omitted from the Catalan
giants’ starting XI for Tuesday’s Uefa Super Cup
clash with Sevilla in Tbilisi, with the club’s
technical secretary Robert Fernandez telling
TV3 that the winger had asked to leave the club.
Despite coming off the bench to score a
dramatic extra-time winner in a 5-4 Barca win,
Pedro appeared reluctant to join the rest of Luis
Enrique’s squad in the trophy celebrations,
fuelling speculation that he is set to complete a
long-awaited move to Manchester United to fill
the void left by Angel di Maria.
But when questioned on his situation after the
match, Pedro rebuked Fernandez for
commenting publicly and insisted that his
feelings are more complicated than simply
wanting to leave Camp Nou.
“I am not completely happy in the situation.
Robert Fernandez said something he doesn’t
know. I spoke with the captains, the president,
the coach… just a few seconds with him. I don’t
understand why he said I asked to leave using
these words, he doesn’t know how I feel in this
“I will always be a Barcelona supporter, no
matter what finally happens.
“When there are rumours that I can leave it is
not an easy situation for me. I have always tried
to give my best to the club. I am ambitious and I
want to play as much as possible.
“I was angry when I knew I had to stay on the
bench, having had a chance with Neymar’s
“I don’t want to leave Barcelona but it is a
complicated situation. It is not a money
question, but a continuity question. I want to
play. Luis Enrique preferred other players and I
have been waiting a lot of time.”
When questioned about omitting Pedro from his
starting XI after the match, Luis Enrique replied:
“Pedro couldn’t train two days ago for a
muscular pain and we already know his
“I chose what I thought was best and I would
make the same decision again.”
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