I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life. There were lots of kids from different races and poor families. People had to struggle to get through the day.
We are well aware of the task ahead of us in what will be a very difficult match but which we all dream of playing.
I don’t know if we are the best team in the world. I am lucky to be playing alongside some of the best players around. It’s a dream.
We must not let ourselves get driven off course, no matter what happens we must stick to our natural game.
It’s the first time it’s happened to me and maybe the last. It’s a strange sensation, not normal for me. I can’t remember scoring three goals, even when I was a kid.
I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.
I’m very inspired by him-it was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.
My passion for the game comes from the city of Marseille itself. Unfortunately I can’t go back there as much I want to because I play a lot here and abroad.