Barcelona signing Alexis Sanchez is eager to develop to the same level as his new team-mates Lionel Messi, Xavi and Andres Iniesta. The Chilean international joined from Udinese on a five-year deal for a fee which could rise to almost €40m, is champing at the bit to link up with Barça having completed his Copa America commitments.
"I cannot wait to go back, step on the field and receive the ball to show what I can do," he told BarcaTV. "The best players in the world play here. I want to learn from Messi, Xavi and Iniesta and reach their level. I always had faith in myself. That allowed me to move to a big team like Udinese and be the best I could be, individually and for the team."
Sanchez's flamboyant style should see him fit in well at the Nou Camp, and he pledged to continue enjoying his football and expressing himself on the field. "I see the sport as a game, but without forgetting the responsibility it entails," he said. "I'm still the same player as when I was five or ten and playing in my neighbourhood."