If there is one thing that all players have in common it is that winning, competitive gene; the ability to overcome obstacles and fight for what you want from your career.
There are moments when the human body can overcome things you would never expect.
Some people like you, some people don't. In the end you just have to be yourself.
I get the feeling people respect me and that there is affection for me. That makes me happy.
Every player wants to be as complete as possible and goals for a central midfielder are very important.
If you win without sacrifice you enjoy it but it's more satisfying when you have struggled.
Perfection doesn't exist.
Small players learn to be intuitive, to anticipate, to protect the ball. A guy who weighs 90 kilos doesn't move like one who weighs 60. In the playground I always played against much bigger kids and I always wanted the ball. Without it, I feel lost.
My father has made a museum with my cuttings and photographs.
I don't consider myself a star.
I like to watch soccer, no matter what teams or players are in the field.
In the past, I had my idols but today I enjoy learning from all the soccer I watch.
There is no rule that says a footballer needs to be 'this high' and 'this wide.'
What I do when speaking in public is trying to do it as best as possible and trying to make everybody comfortable with my words. Sometimes getting this is very difficult, but I try my best.
La Masia is a place where lots of people live together but you are on your own.
You have different sorts of people in life, so why should it be any different in football?