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Barcelona midfielder Pedri: I don't need to bulk up to succeed

Barcelona midfielder Pedri insists he doesn't need to bulk up to succeed at the elite level.

The former Las Palmas player disagreed with Getafe's fitness coach Javier Vidal, who said that today players need a lot of muscle to succeed in football.

"In two years, whoever is not very strong will not play in the top flight. Thin or skeleton with good technique, you won't see it," said Vidal.

However Pedri was against that.

"I don't see it like that," he said. "In football it's better to have a brain and think a second before theopponent to get ahead of what they will do. I prefer to have a brain to muscle."

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