Joao Pedro is hoping next season can "separate the man from the boy", after he signed a new contract with Watford earlier this week.

The 19-year-old extended his current deal until 2027 and is already thinking about how he can achieve more when football resumes in August.

After scoring nine goals in his first full season in England, the future looks bright for the Brazilian who has impressed the Hornets with his committment levels, which include hiring both an English teacher and personal trainer to live with him in his home so he can constantly continue to develop.

Also living in the family home is Pedro's partner, who he joked is "mad" at him because of his focus on his job.

“My girlfriend is even mad at me because we're on holiday, I’m going to have a month and two weeks or three weeks and my head is 100 per cent focused on work, on football," Pedro told ESPN Brasil.

“I know that next year can separate the boy from the man and that this is a huge opportunity for me, that I want to make the most of. I will try to enjoy the holidays, and enjoy it a lot, but I will also work hard in the holidays.”

Pedro's path, from Fluminense to Watford, is one that has been trodden before, by forward Richarlison, who left the Hornets to join Everton for a substiantial fee in 2017.

The pair have talked several times, including before Pedro's move to Watford, and the teenager hopes he will be able to help players in the same way in the future, while also having a similar impact on the pitch.

“I’ve talked to Richarlison a few times. Before I came, he even talked to me and said that Watford were a club where I would evolve at a lot, that people here help a lot," he said.

"Richarlison came before, he opened the door for me here. Because if Richarlison from Fluminense came, he had a good season and helped the club, why can’t Joao Pedro help too?

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“He opened the door for me, I thank him for doing a great job here. Now he’s at Everton, I always watch the games when I can. I get happy, I think he helped me a lot like that. 

"Tomorrow or later, another player will come to Watford and they will tell him about Joao Pedro and Richarlison, and so it goes on.”

Pedro remains philosophical about his future, which for the time being is going to be at Vicarage Road, but he has a football bucket list he hopes to start ticking off in the coming years.

“Everything I have to live, I will live," he said. "Our life is already written. Whatever I have to live, I will live. Of course, there’s the question of work, performance, will, but what I have to live, I will always live.

“I still have many dreams. I want to play in the Champions League, the World Cup, represent my national team. I want to win everything possible. I want to get where I don’t expect.”