"We have given him the necessary time to demonstrate his intention of wanting to do well. His attitude and hard work have always been there.
"He is and will be important for us," the Barca boss added.
Ferran Torres' rise in form started exactly in the preseason. Xavi gave the 23-year-old enough game time to prove himself in the summer – and the latter responded well.
The forward is now among the most efficient players this season. He has become decisive both as an impact sub and as a starter.
Ferran has scored 3 goals in 4 appearances for Barcelona this term.