Barcelona attacker Pedro welcomes competition for places at the Camp Nou amid speculation surrounding his future.
By Matt Law, European Football Editor Filed: Monday, September 15, 2014 at 18:58 UK
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 18:26 UK
Barcelona attacker Pedro has welcomed competition for places at the Camp Nou this season.
The Spaniard has started the season in the team, but faces a battle to remain in the XI when Neymar returns to full fitness and Luis Suarez becomes available after his four-month suspension.
The rise of teenagers Munir El Haddadi and Sandro Ramirez, who have both scored for Barca in the league this season, has also placed Pedro's long-term future in doubt.
However, the 27-year-old has praised the quality of his fellow forwards and said that he will fight for his place in the team.
"What I want to do is keep working and compete with the forwards that we have here, they are the best in the world and it's never been easy to hold down a place in this team," Inside Spanish Football quotes Pedro as saying at a press conference.
"We are all motivated by what the likes of Munir and Sandro are doing at the moment, they want to do well for the team. And Luis [Suarez] too, when he is here, we'll be even better."
Pedro has been linked with a move away from the club in recent days, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Juventus all believed to be preparing bids.