Mata wrote in his personal blog: "This kind of break always helps to make the group even stronger and to switch off a bit from the different competitions and the tight schedule. Also, it's amazing to see how many fans the club has around the world.
"Personally, these days are good for me to settle even more in the team and share these moments with my team-mates. And also, obviously, to train hard and get used to the new working patterns after just three weeks in the club. These are long days, with training sessions and events with sponsors; we spend a lot of time together but there is free time too, so I can discover this country and its culture."