Fabio Capello lavishes praise on Barcelona midfielder Pedri

‘He is simply a spectacular footballer’: Fabio Capello lavishes praise on Barcelona’s teenage sensation Pedri following his stand-out performances for Spain at Euro 2020

  • Fabio Capello also praised Spain for reaching the semi finals of Euro 2020
  • Capello believes Spain boss Luis Enrique has built a team with ‘a big future’
  • Pedri played in all six of Spain’s games during their run to the semi finals 
  •  The 18-year-old is now set to play for Spain at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics

Former AC Milan and Real Madrid boss Fabio Capello believes Spain midfielder Pedri is a ‘spectacular footballer’ and has been ‘the revelation’ of Euro 2020.

The 18-year-old was an integral part of the Spanish team this summer; featuring in all six games for his country.

Pedri received much praise for his scintillating displays as Luis Enrique’s side reached the semi-finals before losing to Italy on penalties, and Capello hailed the Barcelona star for his form throughout the tournament.

Fabio Capello described Barcelona and Spain midfielder Pedri as the ‘revelation’ of Euro 2020 

Capello (centre) also praised Spain for reaching the semi-finals of the competition

‘I am very happy for him (Luis Enrique). He told Marca

‘Spain have played very, very well, and over all, he has realised the base for the next tournaments.

‘He has built a very young national team with a big future, where, for certain, includes the revelation of the tournament: Pedri.

‘He is simply a spectacular footballer.’

Pedri will get a short break before he returns to Barca as he will play for Spain at the Olympics

Last season Pedri featured in 52 games for Barca across all competitions; scoring four goals and notching six assists.

However, there’s no rest for the young midfielder as he is now set to fly to Tokyo to represent Spain at the Olympics. 

He will then get a short break to allow him to recover before returning to the Nou Camp for the opening games of the new La Liga season.

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