Arthur has been talking about what it’s like to play with Lionel Messi, and it seems the young Brazilian is still in awe of the Barcelona captain.
The 22-year-old has enjoyed a superb first season at the Camp Nou and has become a regular under manager Ernesto Valverde.
Arthur spoke after Saturday’s 2-1 win over Real Sociedad and said he’s surprised by how much he’s played this season and also offered some insight on life as Messi’s team-mate.
“It’s a strange feeling, even today I say to myself, ‘Oh wow it’s Messi.’
“Messi is amazing, on and off the field. He is our technical leader and in the dressing room, he is fantastic, he reads football like nobody else, he is extremely intelligent.
“He talks not only with me, with everyone, with Malcolm, with all of us who are new, he speaks and is interested in our adaptation.”
Source | Mundo Deportivo
Messi has led by example this season with 33 goals and 13 assists in 30 La Liga appearances to help put Barcelona on the brink of another title.
Yet Arthur has also played a key role and has adapted impressively quickly to life in the Spanish top flight.