Without making any noise, but being irreplaceable. Working in the dark so others can shine. With the need cold and giving solutions to the team when they need them. Sergio Busquets keeps being a key piece for Luis Enrique's Barça, like Guardiola was once. The player from Badia del Valles reviewed his 7th season at Barça's first team in an interview to Lu Martín for the paper El País.
The feeling of winning everything, differences between the first time (2009) and the last one (2015) and names like Messi or Xavi to put in context the sports moment that Barça are living, with an eye on a promising future.
The feeling of winning the treble
"You feel a lot of things, the joy of winning goes away. When we lose the world stops, we are footballers"
"One of my obsessions when I play is to not lose any ball. If I lose it I create a problem to the team. Therefore I can't lose it, I am there to give solutions, mine is a complicated position"
Winning 2 trebles
"We thought nobody could ever get it. You play against great teams like Real Madrid, Valencia, Atletico Madrid. At Champions against a lot of European Leagues champions. At the end you leave a season to be remembered. You only want more and more and more"
"We have high-quality players, a very young squad and a unique chance to prologue this performance with time. We have team for years and we are very united. We won't achieve the treble every year but we have a very high potential"
2009 treble vs 2015 treble
"The one of this year has more value because football has evolved, now they respect us more, rivals are ready and the feeling that is more complicated"
"The one from 2009 was more surprising. It was two years since we won anything, Guardiola had the ability to convince us and shake up the game. Now it hasn't happened, but we acquired different aspects"
"He beats himself every year. It has been a tactical change that benefited the team and also him. Messi evolves and he does it with the team. From the side he make the field huge and it's impossible to stop him. Furthermore he does wonderful diagonal passes. That's why he's the best"
"It's difficult to imagine the team without Xavi. His presence here is notable. He arrived one of the firsts and always said something to the team. In bad moments he appeared, he joked, we will miss him"
"I also assume it as more responsability for the ones staying (Piqué, Iniesta, Mascherano...)"
"I only ask for this to stop. If we play with the national team it is for agreement and we want them to cheer us up. It's uncomfortable that a teammate is jeered. It affects us all"