“We have a very good relationship. Apart from Fernando being a star footballer or one of the biggest strikers in the world, I like the relationship we have as friends, as man-to-man.
“More than any advice, what you need when you are going through a bad moment is to feel that you have your people around you.
“That’s what I feel with all my team-mates, including Fernando. I feel that they like me. I feel that they are with me.
“When Fernando was in a bad moment, the only thing I tried to do is be with him because it’s what he needed and he’s being fantastic with me as well.
“We spend a lot of time together, I know him very well. I know how good he is mentally.
- Juan Mata on Fernando Torres (and the bad moments)