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Pedri makes others around him play better - Pepe Mel

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The youngster has again been likened to Andres Iniesta

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Pedri’s former coach at Las Palmas, Pepe Mel, has been talking about the 17-year-old and what makes the young Barcelona star so special.

The teenager has already forced his way into the Barcelona starting XI under Ronald Koeman and scored his first goals for the club against Ferencvaros and Real Betis.

Mel has once again likened the youngster to Andres Iniesta and explained how Pedri also has the ability to bring out the best in his team-mates.

“He has the quality of making those around him better and seeing the play where others find it difficult. Iniesta had that. And, like him, Pedri is not a great scorer.

“When I said he was like Iniesta, some people laughed at me because they had not seen him play. Playing on the left he does very well. Where I would not recommend Koeman to put him is on the right is because his qualities are lost.”

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Pedri is away with the Spain Under-21 side currently and featured in their 2-0 win over the Faroe Islands on Thursday. The team play again on Tuesday against Israel.