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Watford ahead Joao Pedro lauded by ex-teammate Adrian Mariappa as he tips him for Premier League stardom

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Mar 3, 2023
Watford forward Joao Pedro lauded by ex-teammate Adrian Mariappa as he tips him for Premier League stardom


Former Watford star Adrian Mariappa has tipped ‘special’ Joao Pedro for Premier League stardom possessing dazzled in the Championship this year.

The ex-Hornets centre-again played with Pedro for 6 months when the Brazilian initially arrived at Vicarage Highway from Fluminense back again in January 2020.

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Watford ahead Pedro has amazed in the Championship this period

Mariappa remaining Watford following their relegation from the leading-flight in 2020, with Pedro going on to turn out to be an integral player for the Hertfordshire outfit.

He assisted his side secure an immediate return the next marketing campaign with nine targets, in advance of scoring 3 times in the Leading League for the duration of the 2021/22 marketing campaign as Watford when once more unsuccessful to beat the drop.

But he impressed for Watford, leading to two unsuccessful gives from Newcastle final summer.

In its place of seeking a move away, Pedro made the decision to pledge his prolonged-phrase upcoming to the Hornets in a offer until 2028.

And Mariappa believes the 21-year-previous is destined for a extended career in the Premier League owning presently matched his Championship tally from two years in the past.

Mariappa has also lauded Pedro above his maturity with Slaven Bilic entrusting him with the captain’s armband in current months.

Pedro has chipped in with nice goals and two assists in England’s second-tier this term

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Pedro has chipped in with nice ambitions and two helps in England’s next-tier this term


Speaking completely to talkSPORT, Mariappa stated: “[Pedro has] so significantly potential.

“I believe he was 17/18 when he came to the club when I was there and you could just convey to see that he experienced that some thing specific. 

“It doesn’t shock me what he’s carrying out now because I truly feel like he’s undoubtedly a Leading League participant.

“You see some of the game titles he’s actively playing at the minute [and] it seems to be easy for him.

Pedro was the subject of two failed bids from Newcastle last summer

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Pedro was the matter of two failed bids from Newcastle final summer season

“He’s actively playing so nicely and total of self esteem. Testament to him that he’s sporting the armband. 

“When he arrived to England, Heurelho Gomes looked right after him so well, so if you are likely to have somebody to appear up to and find out from, what a individual and what a character to gain knowledge from. 

“I’m really sure some of all those management traits and the way he performed himself would have rubbed off on JP in any case.

“He’s bought superior individuals close to the instruction floor to study from as very well [like] Craig Cathcart [and] Tom Cleverley and these men would have been hunting just after him as effectively. 

“He’s a further one that the club have confirmed a whole lot of religion towards.

“He loves the club as perfectly and you can see that with his performances [as] he’s just truly experiencing his game.”

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