"A lot of people see Lionel Messi as a talent, I don’t think a lot of people see Messi as a hardworker. But he had to work so hard during his childhood, he had to leave his home when he was 13. I think a lot of people see him as a talented footballer came from Argentina but, no, he had a really though life; his family went back to Argentina so he was alone in Barcelona for a really long time, his growth problems and everything."
"I was certainly depressed by what had happened with me. Now it is much less, now I’m really enjoying myself since I can train every day and spend more time with my teammates, alongside people like Messi and Neymar. The incident is a personal matter and a lesson to be learned by me only. When I was alone with my wife and my children, I realized that I had to accept the reality. I won’t forget what happened, but I prefer now to live for my future, which is Barcelona."