Arsenal-linked winger Pedro hits rock bottom in Spain loss

Pedro Rodriguez

Pedro continued his decline in Spain's 2-0 loss to Holland as the Barcelona winger's days with La Roja appear to be numbered.

Pedro's minutes with Barcelona have been limited due to the tremendous form and success of Leo Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez, which has been a massive blow to the Canarian's confidence this season.

Playing with Spain seemed to be the one chance Pedro has had to shine in recent weeks but his performance in Spain's friendly loss to Holland on Tuesday evening saw his stock drop further than it ever has before.

Despite being linked with clubs like Arsenal in recent weeks, Pedro did himself no favours by continuously missing chances against the Dutch, but while he refused to look for excuses, he did admit to AS that his lack of minutes at club level have prevented him from getting into rhythm.

"When you don't get many minutes, you don't have rhythm," he said. "And that's difficult. It was great to be able to play. It's a sad day because of the loss and the game we played.  

"I'm happy I was able to help the national team but I'm not satisfied with our performance. I don't know, it's difficult. I'm going through a very difficult situation at Barcelona."

Pedro refused to get into his situation at Barcelona or discuss his future, but did analyse the loss and discussed what he feels were the key aspects they must improve upon.

"We need to take responsibility for ourselves," he stated. "We dominated at the very end. Nobody likes to lose. We're not happy, we're in decline but eager to recover our best form in order to make the people happy."

Pedro made his 50th appearance for La Roja but may see fewer in the future as manager Vicente Del Bosque looks to further integrate the younger players into the squad.

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