Barcelona icon Xavi Hernandez has said youngster Pedri should represent Spain in the Olympics.
Barcelona have told Spain to leave Pedri at home for the Tokyo Games, though the RFEF are insisting he go.
Al Sadd coach Xavi told Mundo Deportivo: “If I were Pedri, I would go to the Games. I had the opportunity to go at the time and they are opportunities that do not return. He is 18 years old and the footballer wants to play, it is a unique opportunity to go to the Games.
“If you ask Pedri, he will tell you that he is excited and wants to go to the Games. Enjoy, he is 18 years old, if he were more veteran he would have to rest. At the time, I was very excited to go to Sydney and win the silver medal, I think it is positive for him, although obviously the club has other interests, but the player is intelligent and at 18 he wants to take advantage of these opportunities.”
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