The truth is my idea has been to always stay at Barcelona and see out the rest of my career here. Like I always say, one doesn't know what can happen in the future, but if it were up to me to decide, I would stay at Barcelona for the rest of my career.
At Barca we trained every day with the ball. I hardly even took a step running without a ball at my feet.
Whether it's a friendly match, or for points, or a final, or any game - I play the same. I'm always trying to be my best, first for my team, for myself, for the fans, and to try and win.
I don't need the best hairstyle or the best body. Just give me a ball at my feet and I'll show you what I can do.
Something deep in my character allows me to take the hits and get on with trying to win.
The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player.
I have fun like a child in the street. When the day comes when I'm not enjoying it, I will leave football.
One of the Arsenal players came up to me afterwards and said it had been an honor to be on the same pitch as me. I thought, My God, that is a great thing to say when your team has just lost.
The Barcelona youth program is one of the best in the world. As a kid, they teach you not to play to win, but to grow in ability as a player.
I know how important it is to have a helping hand. In my childhood I had difficult times because of hormonal problems. If I hadn't had support, I wouldn't have been able to fulfill my dreams.
I go out and do the best I can in each game, and I don't think about the fouls other players will commit or whether I might be injured. It only does you harm to worry about those things.
It takes sacrifice as well as talent.
I still have a lot of room for improvement. For example, I want to shoot equally well with both feet.
My family was always present when I needed them and sometimes felt even stronger emotions than me.
You have got to love the game.
Being named among the best is special and beautiful. But if there are no titles, nothing is won.
I never think about the play or visualize anything. I do what comes to me at that moment. Instinct. It has always been that way.
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