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Barcelona midfielder Pedri: We can handle being Europa League favourites

Barcelona midfielder Pedri insists they can handle being Europa League favourites ahead of facing Napoli.

The Blaugrana are competing in a new stage of the Europa League in which Champions League dropouts face group stage runners-up in a play-off to join the group winners in the round of 16.

Pedri was asked if the players were feeling the weight of being favourites for the competition, seeing as they are so used to playing and competing for the Champions League.

"I don't think it's a weight [on us]," said Pedri at his press conference.

"Whenever we play in the Champions League we are favourites because we are Barcelona. I think the weight [of expectation] is always the same because we are used to winning."

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