Arda Turan praises Messi
Barcelona’s Arda Turan has finally made his debut for Barcelona, and has labelled new teammate Lionel Messi as a “miracle from God.”
The two struck up an instant partnership, with Turan providing assists for 2 of Messi’s 3 goals in their 4-0 win over Granada.
Turan said to Turkish newspaper Sabah: “I have never seen anyone like Leo Messi. He is a miracle from God. I like it when he does his things on the field.”
Messi is on course to win a record 5th Ballon D’Or title on Monday, and Turan revealed he had nothing but admiration for Messi. “It’s not jealousy – I feel good, for instance, when he nutmegs someone.”
The former Atletico Madrid star also spoke about his delayed transfer, praising Barcelona manager Luis Enrique.
“Luis Enrique wanted me at Barcelona because of my ability to hold on to the ball, my desire for winning and hard work,” he said.
“He told me that these are the reasons he wanted me for. I will show everyone on the pitch why he wanted me at this team.”