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Arda Turan: Lionel Messi is a miracle from God

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Barcelona winger Arda Turan may have joined the Catalans last summer, but the Turkey international was made to wait until just last weekend to announce his arrival following the club's transfer ban.

Playing his first league game under manager Luis Enrique against Granada on Saturday, Turan instantly linked up with talisman Lionel Messi, providing a sublime assist for the Argentine to open the scoring in the eighth minute.

And in his latest interview, the silky playmaker has praised teammate Messi and claimed he has never seen anyone like the Argentine.

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He told Turkish outlet Sabah, according to the Daily Mail: "I have never seen anyone like Lionel Messi. He is a miracle from God.

"I like it when he does his things on the field. It’s not jealousy - I feel good, for instance, when he nutmegs someone.”

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Messi won his fifth Ballon d’Or on Monday night in Zurich and before attending the event registered a perfect display against lowly Granada, scoring a hat-trick.

Despite his delight at watching Messi play first-hand, the former Atletico Madrid ace is aware of how difficult it will be to maintain a place in Barca's starting XI, but believes he has the atttributes to be a success.

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The 28-year-old revealed: “Luis Enrique wanted me at Barcelona because of my ability to hold on to the ball, my desire for winning and hard work.

“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.”

Turan has been given the number seven shirt to wear, previously worn by Pedro, David Villa and Luis Figo.

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