Why Pedri celebrates with his hands cupped as goggles

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Pedri had always been a talent upon whom FC Barcelona could entrust their future. The youngster from the Canary Islands has showcased time and time again the exquisite sense of football he possesses and the technical prowess he seems to be gifted with that goes alongside it. Yet as days have passed, the young Spaniard has added a vital quality to his game that eclipses his prior holistic self, goals.

Whereas over the last two La Liga campaigns, Pedri managed to score 3 goals in each respective season, and managed an accumulation of 6 goals across those two seasons, those numbers look set to be beaten.

Having already scored 6 goals in La Liga Santander this season for FC Barcelona, Pedri is now Barca’s second-highest goal scorer in the league. Behind only the ever-prolific Robert Lewandowski, who has already amassed an impressive tally of 14 goals, and now beyond previous second-placed Ousmane Dembele, whose tally currently sits at 5 goals.

An interesting consistency, however, has been the way the youngster celebrates his goals. Putting his hands to his eyes in a motion representing goggles and binoculars, the player has celebrated quite a number of goals recently with this gesture. But what exactly does it mean?

According to the young FC Barcelona midfielder, this celebration pays homage to his father. Since he already wears glasses or spectacles, Pedri simply celebrates his goals in this way so as to pay tribute to his father, Fernando, a man who the youngster credits his journey within football and within FC Barcelona to.

A recent interesting statistic also showcased that Pedri is the player in La Liga whose goals have earned his side the most points across the league campaign thus far. Having won FC Barcelona a total of 10 points courtesy of his crucial, match-dictating goals, the youngster himself has become a goal-threat to constantly stay vary of.

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