Mata was asked to describe his own game by So Foot.
"I can play down either flank, in midfield or behind the striker.
"I like touching the ball and setting up goals - that's my job.
"But I also like putting the ball in the back of the net because that's the most beautiful thing that a player can do in football.
"A defender will always tell you that he really enjoys making a tackle. But he would always rather score.
"Everyone wants to score goals. That's the finality of football and the rarest thing you can do on the pitch."