FC Barcelona player Pedri, who received the Barça Players' Award on Monday, awarded since 2010 by the FC Barcelona Players' Association for "clean play" and good values, confirmed that he is recovering well from his injury and that he is having a "worse time" off the pitch than on it.
Pedri was injured on 16 February in the first leg of the Europa League play-off against Manchester United at Camp Nou. He suffered an injury to his right thigh.
The Canarian midfielder said at the event, held at the Auditori 1899, that "it was a hard blow because I was in a great moment of form, but I'm recovering and I hope to be back soon to help the team.”
Of next Thursday’s game at Old Trafford, he said "I'm having a tough time away from it, I prefer to be on the pitch, but I have confidence in the team, we'll do a great job and hopefully we'll bring the victory home.”
About the award, Pedri said that he was "proud" to receive the award and insisted that the most important thing is "to have humility, to keep our feet on the ground to raise awareness among the younger players.”
Aitana Bonmati won the women's award.