Pedro Rodriguez revels in Barcelona role

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Barcelona star Pedro believes his side may start looking to use a three-man defence more often after it helped them defeat Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday.

With Dani Alves suspended for the match, boss Luis Enrique decided to drastically alter his formation, playing with a 3-5-2 which saw Pedro and Neymar used as wing-backs

Although they went behind early on due to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic strike, Barca, who are now priced at 5.50 to win the Champions League, soon adapted with goals from Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez seeing them through as Group F winners.

The flamboyant style of football demanded at the Nou Camp has meant a number of managers have experimented with their formations over the years and since returning to the club in the summer, Enrique has not been afraid to try new things.

With so much talent at his disposal, Pedro has found himself in and out of the side so far this season but clearly enjoyed the extra workload given to him on Wednesday and has hinted that he believes that Barcelona, who are 2.85 to win La Liga this season, should continue with their revamped setup.

“It is an option that we have and that we can use, Luis [Enrique] has considered it the best option for tonight and it went well,” he told reporters. “With the ball I had to play more open to help my teammates in attack, but above all I had to help the defence.”

“It is important what we have done, it is what we had in mind and it gives us confidence.”

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