Pedro Rodriguez has admitted that he is not happy at Barcelona and may be forced to consider his options at the end of the season.
Despite featuring in all but one of La Blaugrana’s fixtures in La Liga this season, the winger has completed just three of them, while the arrivals of Neymar and Luis Suarez in the last two years have pushed the 27-year-old down the club’s pecking order.
“Every year it’s difficult to get playing time because I’m competing with the best in the world. It’s difficult to be 100 per cent happy, but I feel comfortable,” he said.
“Those who get less minutes want to play. I don’t know if I’ll leave, but I’m happy and I want to stay here.
“However, I don’t know what will happen tomorrow. We’ll talk at the end of the season.
“It’s difficult to [be consistent] if you don’t play regularly, but I always try to help the team and perform well.
“I’d never played at right-back [before Paris Saint-Germain], although I did as a left-back with the national team in training, but I’m a forward.
“It’s hard because you have to constantly pull in line with the centre-backs and defend. It’s not my natural position, but I’ll happily play there.
“[Other than that], my position has always been the same. I help out in defence and open up the pitch in attack. That’s what [the Coach] Luis Enrique asks of us.”
Pedro was not bitter about competition for places, however, as he praised the Brazilian for being a great player and claimed it was only a matter of time before the former Liverpool star would fire on all cylinders.
“We have some very important players, who can help us score many goals. I can only work and try to help the team,” he added.
“The day may come [when Neymar reaches Messi’s level]. Neymar’s a great player with great confidence.
“When he plays up front, he gives [the opposition] a hard time. If this continues, he’ll be the best in the world.
“We congratulated him [on Thursday] because it was his birthday. He’s happy here and that’s important for the team.
“[Luis] is trying everything and has already scored some ??important goals. He might have had some bad luck, but he’s adapted very well.”