Gerard Pique admits controversy last season did unsettle him at Barcelona.
The defender struggled for form last term, though is now back to his best.
âThe best thing for a defender is that nobody even talks about you â when rumours start, itâs always uncomfortable. Thatâs part of the game though and I have learnt from it. Now I give more value to feeling good. When I came to BarÃ§a, everything went so well and it all seemed so easy, but when things go wrong, it helps you to value what you have and become a better player,â he said.