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Arthur says he won’t get carried away by Lionel Messi praise

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Soccer: International Champions Cup-FC Barcelona at AS Roma Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Barcelona midfielder Arthur says he won’t get carried away after being praised by Lionel Messi.

The Barcelona captain compared Arthur to Xavi in a recent interview which drew a response from the Brazilian on Twitter.

Arthur then offered his view about Messi’s words ahead of Brazil’s game against the United States on Friday.

“It makes me feel very happy to get praise from Messi... especially from someone like him, because he is such an exceptional person,” he said.

“Representing Barcelona and Brazil’s national team is a huge responsibility - I know that I can’t let these things go to my head.

“I have to keep doing my job with my feet firmly on the ground and continue finding my place out on the field of play.”

Source | AS

Arthur will be hoping he can make his senior debut for Brazil at the MetLife Stadium after being called up by Tite.