Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has quashed rumours he is unhappy, and is certain he will succeed at Camp Nou.
The Spain international has stressed his commitment to the club, but admitted that joining his boyhood team was a leap of faith.
“I said when I signed here that it was going to be the most exciting and difficult challenge of my career,” Fabregas told The Sun. “I knew I was coming here to compete for a place against the best players in the world.
“I like big challenges. If I didn't, I would have stayed a t Arsenal where I was captain, played every game and where I was treated so well.
“I would never have taken the big step and the huge risk to sign for Barca. There were never any guarantees given that I would play. But I know I can succeed.
“I have a big heart, a strong character and the courage to carry on competing for my place. It is a challenge I always wanted and it's just as hard as I expected, mainly because I am impatient to succeed.
“Barcelona have taught me that if I stay in my position, the ball will come to me and I will see far more of it, rather than going looking for it like at Arsenal.
“It has been a big change, but I am learning very fast and my team-mates have been amazingly supportive.”