I've worked hard to get where I am, but now that I've got this far I don't want to be remembered as just another player. I want to go down in the history of world football. I want to mark an era, to be a different player, to score special goals. Just to be a good player is not enough for me.
I've never timed myself over 100m, but I have done a test over shorter distances, 20m or 30m, with and without the ball. What's strange is that I'm faster with the ball than without it. Some people are born for distance running and others for sprinting. But I've always been a sprinter and I think I can still improve.
I think we played a great game against Germany and brought joy to ourselves and the Brazilian people.
It's amazing. It is like yesterday when I was still watching the stars of Brazilian football on TV, and I am one of them now. I miss my childhood. I left my family at 15 and then left Brazil for Holland when I was 17.
I think I am able to distinguish between those who love me and those who love my money.
It will take time for us all to understand what has happened to us, but it is a joy to be surrounded by such happiness.
It is marvellous for us all. I have said that after all I have suffered, every time I walk into a ground to play is a victory for me, so this is just wonderful.
In Latin America, the pace is slower, it is more technical. In Europe, it is faster, but I haven't had any problems adapting to it.
In Brazil every kid starts playing street football very early. It's in our blood. As a professional I started at Sao Cristovao in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Of course I also played in the beach soccer league, barefoot.
I'm here to score a lot of goals. It's my speciality, that's what I've been brought here to do, and I want to score plenty ; like I did with Barcelona. And here, there's every reason to think I can do it.