FC Barcelona’s training session (8/29/14)
In 2010, you quarreled on the field with Santos’s coach after he stopped you taking a penalty. Did that change you?
It was one of the worst moments of my life because I knew I was wrong. After the match I apologized to the coach. But what shook me most was arriving home and finding my mum crying. She said she watched it on TV and that wasn’t the son she had raised. I cried all night, I didn’t sleep. It made me grow into a man. I think that was my worst moment in football because it involved the whole family. My dad was ill then, in bed, and my mum said he’d always fought for me.