Cesc Fabregas has dismissed speculation that he was unhappy at Barcelona but says that he hopes his club form picks up soon.
• Fabregas frustrated at Barcelona
In an interview in Thursday's Catalan sports paper Mundo Deportivo, Fabregas said it was not true he was discontent at a bit-part role at Barca.
"I am not here to cry, I am here to work and learn from the best," Fabregas said. "There is an amazing generation (of players) and we need to take advantage of it as much as possible and all pull together. At the moment I am fine and eager to move forward."
The ex-Arsenal midfielder said there was no truth in stories he was considering a move back to the Emirates or to Serie A side Milan.
"Everything happens so quickly in football," he said. "I only see these things if someone tells me, if not I do not even notice. I tell my family and friends not to tell me these things. I told my best friend not to worry, that if something happens or I feel bad then I will let him know straight away."
Fabregas, 25, nevertheless admitted that given his form for his club - no goals in La Liga since January - some criticism was inevitable, but it did not worry him.
"I can handle it," he said. "I feel I have reached a stage of maturity. Maybe years back I felt it a bit, but you learn as you go on, you know people with more experience and you learn what is the best for you.
"If I am honest it is something that affects my family and friends more than me. I am a strong guy, I have been through worse things and I can only come out of this one way: playing good football."
With Andres Iniesta sidelined for up to two weeks with a thigh strain, Fabregas looks likely to get more opportunities to play himself into form at Getafe on Saturday in La Liga and at home to Spartak Moscow in the Champions League next Wednesday.
"Of course every player is happy to score, especially in moments like these, but I insist that I am training at 100% and physically I am fine," he said. "I do not deny that playing a great game or scoring a goal would help me get rid of the current little bother."
He said his performance in coming from the bench to set up Spain's late winner in Tuesday's World Cup 2014 qualifier in Georgia was hopefully a sign of better things to come at club level.
"I played ten minutes, it went well and I gave the pass for the goal. That shows that, in football, everything can change in a day. You should not get down when things are not going your way, or big yourself up when things go well."
Fabregas said that it was not easy to come straight from the Premier League and slot into Barcelona's style of play, and that new signing Alex Song would have to learn how things were done at the Camp Nou.
"He has done very well," he said. "He is player who defends well, positions himself well and here he will learn a lot. We know that Arsenal's style is much more anarchic. He was a defensive 'pivote' midfielder but I saw Arsenal games last year and I was surprised to see him in attacking midfield positions, breaking into the box. Here you cannot do that. The 'pivote' does what Sergio Busquets does, he stays put."