Barcelona's new midfielder Arturo Vidal spoke exclusively to SPORT about his new life at Camp Nou...
What have you come to Barça to do?
I came here to win everything. I came to keep making a name for Chile. And I came to enjoy the best football.
Where have you most enjoyed your football until now?
It's difficult to say because I've enjoyed myself a lot everywhere. Everywhere I have been I have tried to fight in every game, one after the other, and leave everything on the pitch.
At 31, where you surprised Barça wanted you?
(Thinking) I don't know. I don't know if I expected it because I was at Bayern, doing things well. Every year, when the season finishes, there are rumours about a lot of teams [wanting players] and I always knew that if things went well and I was still playing at the top level, I could reach anything.
You've played for Bayern, for Juve... Is Barça another notch on your revolver?
No, this is a jump to the best team in the world. I think I earned the right to be here and I hope to enjoy it as much as I can, to win, to win everything and fulfil my dream of winning the Champions League.
Is that your obesession?
It's my objective, my dream... And I hope to win it with Barcelona.
Playing, I imagine...
Competition is good and it's strong this year. There are lots of players with a lot of quality. The competition is going to be tough, but we're ready for it.
Enough to win everything?
Yes, I think this is a team that can win everything.
That was the feeling last year but then in Rome something strange happened...
I don't know what happened. I wasn't here. It was a strange game. Everyone was surprised. But more than that I can't say because I wasn't here. It seemed strange, though. It was incredible what happened.
A lot of people felt it was an attitude problem. That wouldn't happen with you on the pitch...
I don't know what would have happened, but what I hope, now I am here, is that it never happens.
You've signed a three-year deal and you're 31. Could this be your last club?
[Laughs] I never look to the future, I always go day to day, but I am working hard to be at my best for these three years and I hope there will be many more.
The injury's gone now?
Yes, I feel really strong. Of course I am still adapting and getting to know my new teammates, though.
Having worked with Guardiola helps?
(Laughs) Yes... I have heard that!
Source: Sport / Iván San Antonio