"I'm happy to be here where I have already experienced many great years. It was my intention to show everyone that I wanted to remain. We're in a good moment but there's still lots to do. Rotation is normal in a big team. Every time Paulo Dybala and I took the field, we tried to give our best, taking advantage of our opportunities. With the coach I've experienced some of my best seasons. I know what he wants and I'm happy to work with him.
“We need to respect Atletico. Tomorrow will be a difficult game, they prepare in every way to win, but we want to finish on top of this group. Everyone knows that Cristiano Ronaldo is a big player of us. We are all important and fundamental, and every one of us plays a part in winning.
“My decision to remain here, and it was clear from the beginning, but the coach had his reasons: something needed to change in my head. The season is still long, and I need to continue to demonstrate my value. The season is going well, we are at the top in the league and in the Champions League group. We only need to get closer to what the coach asks of us.”