01:00:04,920 When did you start
01:00:04,920 playing football?
01:00:07,960 I was 4 or 5 when I joined my first team.
01:00:12,640 Before that, I'd play with
01:00:12,640 my family and friends.
01:00:15,760 So yeah, I was really young
01:00:15,760 when I started.
01:00:18,520 So you knew very early on
01:00:18,520 that football was your passion?
01:00:23,000 According to my mom and dad,
01:00:23,000 I was 2 and kicking a ball around,
01:00:28,040 and by 4 I was already
01:00:28,040 playing on a team.
01:00:32,400 It’s something I’ve always liked
01:00:32,400 and always done.
01:00:35,000 What would you say is the most exciting
01:00:35,000 moment in your career thus far?
01:00:39,000 I’ve been blessed to have experienced
01:00:39,000 some wonderful things
01:00:43,520 in my career.
01:00:45,040 But I guess I’d have to go with...
01:00:49,840 the day of my debut.
01:00:52,040 There were a lot of sacrifices,
01:00:54,040 everything I had to leave behind
01:00:57,160 to get to that point,
01:01:00,000 but it was well worth it.
01:01:02,480 What about something
01:01:02,480 that didn’t go so well? A big loss?
01:01:05,480 The big loss against Inter,
01:01:08,480 which knocked us
01:01:08,480 out of the semi-finals,
01:01:13,640 the loss against Germany
01:01:13,640 in the World Cup,
01:01:18,720 the injuries.
01:01:21,120 Those are the toughest moments
01:01:21,120 in football.
01:01:24,200 What do you do when
01:01:24,200 you’re not playing football?
01:01:27,000 I spend time with my family, my friends,
01:01:29,840 just like everybody else.
01:01:34,560 Do you feel like a musician before
01:01:34,560 he takes to the stage for a big show?
01:01:37,760 I couldn’t tell you what
01:01:37,760 goes through a musician’s head.
01:01:41,440 But before a game, I’m relaxed,
01:01:46,080 excited to get out there and have
01:01:46,080 a good time doing what I love.
01:01:50,680 I know that I have responsibilities,
01:01:50,680 but I just try to enjoy the game.
01:01:55,640 Besides football,
01:01:55,640 would you say that you're
01:01:57,360 passionate about other things
01:01:57,360 in life, and if so, what are they?
01:02:00,040 Nothing really comes to mind,
01:02:00,040 nothing crazy.
01:02:05,200 I like to stay home.
01:02:05,200 I don’t go out much.
01:02:09,560 I like to spend time with
01:02:09,560 my family, my people,
01:02:14,840 and I enjoy Argentina
01:02:14,840 when I’m there.
01:02:17,000 Nothing too crazy.
01:02:21,840 What do you think you need today
01:02:21,840 to be the best player?
01:02:23,960 Because you’re the best!
01:02:23,960 Do you need a lot of discipline?
01:02:26,240 I think any time
01:02:26,240 you do something you love,
01:02:31,880 there’s sacrifice,
01:02:35,200 the responsibility to get things done,
01:02:39,000 and you have to be serious enough
01:02:39,000 to do the job you love.
01:02:43,680 What motivates you on a daily basis?
01:02:46,320 To keep growing,
01:02:48,400 to keep winning
01:02:51,160 as a team and a national team.
01:02:56,280 I’ve been blessed to have won things
01:02:56,280 on an individual level, too.
01:03:00,000 I’d like to win everything,
01:03:00,000 then go back and do it again.
01:03:04,240 Are you happy with the
01:03:04,240 career decision you made
01:03:06,240 to go to Barcelona at
01:03:06,240 that point in your life?
01:03:08,240 Yeah, I don’t regret it.
01:03:12,440 It was tough because my family and I
01:03:17,040 had to leave behind a lot of things,
01:03:19,120 like our house,
01:03:19,120 our friends in Rosario.
01:03:25,040 But the decision was mine.
01:03:28,000 I did what I had to
01:03:31,640 to get to Barcelona.
01:03:34,800 What do you think about
01:03:34,800 the different rivalries in football?
01:03:37,600 I think that rivalry is necessary
01:03:37,600 on the field.
01:03:43,600 I think it’s a good thing.
01:03:47,640 It’s motivating when
01:03:47,640 you’re playing against your rival.
01:03:51,840 I enjoy it.
01:03:55,760 What are your thoughts on
01:03:55,760 this new adidas campaign?
01:03:57,600 Which is not just about football,
01:03:57,600 but also about passion.
01:03:59,760 I’m happy to be a part
01:03:59,760 of this adidas campaign.
01:04:05,240 It has a nice message.
01:04:10,400 I'm happy to be a part of it.
01:04:12,640 Can you say a few words
01:04:12,640 about your future plans?
01:04:14,720 As of March 2011,
01:04:14,720 do you have any set plans?
01:04:16,640 I like to live in the present.
01:04:20,800 What’s the football equivalent
01:04:22,160 of being able to
01:04:22,160 play numerous instruments?
01:04:24,200 Well, the same way he improvises,
01:04:24,200 we improvise on the field.
01:04:28,600 Sometimes we have to adapt our game
01:04:34,080 and that requires improvising.
01:04:39,840 He’d like to know what you
01:04:39,840 enjoy the most about your job.
01:04:42,840 When things are going well,
01:04:45,680 when people are enjoying themselves,
01:04:49,200 when we do well on the field
01:04:54,120 and enjoy what we’re doing.
01:04:57,880 So, do you have to train
01:04:57,880 to be as fast as you are or not?
01:05:00,480 You can always improve.
01:05:02,440 I think speed can be improved,
01:05:07,400 but you’re born this way, too,
01:05:07,400 fast or not fast.
01:05:11,120 What’s the best feature
01:05:11,120 of this football boot?
01:05:15,360 What we’ve been talking about,
01:05:15,360 how light it is.
01:05:23,480 Plus, I like the colour.
01:05:27,760 What role did you play in
01:05:27,760 the development of this football boot?
01:05:31,840 Quite a big one, I think.
01:05:33,680 I was always in the loop
01:05:38,000 about how things were going,
01:05:40,800 and I would take part
01:05:42,080 and give my opinion
01:05:42,080 on how I wanted it to be.