I’ve never stopped being Argentine–and I’ve never wanted to. I feel very proud of being Argentine, even though I left there. I’ve been clear about this since I was very young–and I never wanted to change. Barcelona is my home because both the club and the people here have given me everything, but I won’t stop being Argentine.
“It was so close, we’re angry to lose like that. This was a chance to give the fans some joy after all the sadness. Golden Ball is not important, all I wanted was to lift the cup. A shame we can’t offer the fans the trophy, but we leave with our head up high, we have peace of mind. I’m proud to be Argentine.”
“I feel angry when they say I do not feel “La Albiceleste”. As a kid I only dreamed of playing in the First division in Argentina, to put on “La Albiceleste”, nothing gives me more enthusiasm. I think like an Argentine and I live in Catalunya, but I feel very Argentine. For one it is difficult to talk about feelings, so how can they come to tell me what I feel? I don’t mind them calling me “El Catalan” but it angers me that people think I’m not Argentine”