Pedri: Barcelona 'didn't deserve to continue in the Champions League'

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The Catalans took little from their final Champions League home match at Camp Nou this season. The stadium in under renovations and will only be used again in 2024 and matches will now be moved to Montjuic. In an interview with Mundo Deportivo, the 19-year-old Pedri admitted their showing during the Champions League was seen as a failure for Barcelona. "Of course, it's a failure, Barça have to get out of the group and they haven't because we didn't deserve to continue in the Champions League," said Pedri. "We are a very young team, with a lot of room for improvement, we have made great signings, but it has not been enough for us enough to compete in the Champions League and it's a great disappointment." Pedri admitted there was a lot needed to be done at the club by the team and management before that were up to scratch to challenge for titles. "We lack many things, but we have to be self-critical. It is true that in Munich we deserved more, in Milan there were a couple of circumstances… but after seeing what happened today it has been seen that we are not prepared to compete in the Champions League," Pedri added. "We need to be more calm with the ball to attack, it's one of the big things we have to improve. "And apart from the mood, it has been seen that Bayern were very strong physically and winning the duels, which is very important in this competition," he added.

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