Pedro - Cartagena

Pedro - Cartagena Copa del Rey

“Scoring goals always gives you confidence,” said Pedro Rodríguez after the match. The forward took advantage of Montoya’s cross and sent the ball to the back of the net.

He added: “I’m happy with the goals I’m scoring for the team and also for getting these opportunities. We closed out the tie and that’s important. We knew that it was going to be difficult.”

“The fans put in a big effort”

Pedro also thanked the 47,280 fans for coming out to the Camp Nou. Before the game, attendance was expected to be low due to the late kick off time and the result from the first leg (1-4): “The fans were fantastic given the circumstances of the match. It was a televised game, but the people put in a big effort and I’m thankful.” In reference to the next rival in the Copa del Rey, the forward said that “it will be a difficult tie, we’re taking this a step at a time. We hope to reach the semi-finals, but Getafe are a tough team, especially at home.”

Here are the statements from some of the players are the game:

Sergi Roberto

“I’ve been playing more this month and that’s great. Little by little I’ve gained the confidence of the manager.”

“It’s an honour for the manager to speak well of you. I have to keep working and take advantage of my opportunities.”

“We came into this match with the result from the first game, but we approached it like any other game. It took a bit of work because they were closed off at the back.”

(On the fans) “It was great, the people cheered us on and really helps.”

“The Coliseum is a difficult ground and, like any league match, we have to go all out.”

Neymar Jr

“I don’t usually score headers, but I’ve already scored a couple here at Barça.”

“They were closed off a the back but we managed to score three goals.”

“I’m happy to play for a great club like Barcelona alongside big players.”

“Manchester City have great qualities and they play great football.”

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