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Arthur explains how Lionel Messi has helped him at Barcelona

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The Brazilian is adapting well to life in Spain

Valencia CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

Arthur has been talking about his early days at Barcelona and how Lionel Messi has helped him adjust to life in Spain.

The Barcelona captain compared Arthur to club legend Xavi in a recent interview, and the Brazilian has said his praise and advice have given him confidence.

“I admired him for his football, watching him on TV, but in person he is much better. He is a genuis, the best that there ever has been,” he said

“Off the field he is fantastic as well. I can only thank him for the confidence boost, to get advice and praise is good and coming from Messi, imagine that.

“[He gives me] A bit of tactical advice because Barca’s style is unique and every player has to know where his team-mates are on the pitch. Not just Messi, all of them have helped me, the coach too.”

Source | FC Barcelona

Arthur has started Barcelona’s last two games and will be hoping to keep his spot in the starting XI when he returns from international duty with Brazil.