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Pedro presented his autobiography ‘Voluntat de Campió’ / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Before heading off to join the Spanish national team, Pedro Rodríguez talked about Barça’s current situation during the presentation of his autobiography ‘Voluntad de Campeón’ [The Will of a Champion]. The Spaniard praised the Club's decision to give Tito Vilanova the head manager job on the Barça bench. “Even though he was Guardiola’s assistant, he often times acted as the head manager. He will be a great coach because his way of understanding football is fantastic. He has ideas that the team and the fans will love. Only time will tell what he’ll bring to the team, but I feel great that Tito has the job,” said the player. He added that “the Club got it right with Tito.”

Guardiola’s goodbye

Pedro also talked about Josep Guardiola’s influence on his career. “He has been a key manager in my career. I’ve learned a lot from him. He taught me how to play and what to do as a wide attacker. I want to thank him for everything that he’s done for me, everything that he’s taught me and for the titles that we’ve won together. He has allowed me to realise my dream... to play for the first team and to play alongside great players. I want to wish him the best of luck in the world,” he said.

From the Cup Final to the EURO

After leading Barça to the Copa del Rey title with a brace in the final, Pedro was named to Spain’s EURO team by Vicente del Bosque. This has been a good end of the season for Perdo after he dealt with injuries throughout much of the year. “I finished well, with rhythm and confidence, now I’m going to the EURO. I’m very eager and excited to do a good job ... Seeing how my season went, going to the EURO was complicated, but I always had faith and the confidence that I would make it.” This is the first time Pedro will feature in a EURO championship.

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