The defender, who rejoined Barcelona from Valencia in the summer of 2012, has been in fine form in the opening months of the 2013-14 campaign, but is determined to keep on improving and do even better in the years to come.
"I hope to be among the best in the world by the time I finish my career," the 24-year-old told reporters. "I'm flattered that people are talking about how well I am playing, but I don't take too much notice of it because when I have a bad game it's the opposite - and people slate me endlessly - but when I have a good game it's as if I'm the best player of all time.
"I hope I can keep growing as a footballer and in many years' time be among the best in the world."
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