While in Alicante on international duty for Chile, Barça midfielder spoke to Sport newspaper, and here are some of the standout quotes from an intriguing interview.
"I still think I have a lot to give here and to achieve everything I said I would when I arrived. I came to win, to help the team do what it needs to do and win titles. I want it all. I know it’ll be difficult but we have the players to do it.”
"The season got off to an awkward start, but I think we’re all now confident that we’re getting it right. We hope to continue improving from here on and end winning three trophies at the end of the season.”
"You always have to be ready at Barça. When you’re at the best team in the world you always have to be ready to take your chances and go out and help the team. I felt very comfortable against Inter. When I go on I just think about taking everything I have onto the pitch and helping my teammates in any way I can to get the win.”
"There are often very similar players in midfield, but my role is a very different one. Attack, defend, cover a lot of metres and always play to the full. I have very different qualities to the likes of Arthur, Busquets and De Jong... Ivan is a bit more like me but we are still very different too.”
"Real Madrid are always strong. They have good players and have made good signings. They are always our most direct rival, but it is important for to keep improving.”