"My teammates have accepted me very well and now what I must do is continue playing like this," said Dos Santos. "I am very happy and I feel very motivated, because I am in one of the best teams in Europe and for me this is a dream fulfilled. I want to take advantage of all the minutes that they give me.
"The comparison with Lionel Messi has existed for a long time, but he is a star, he has achieved many things and I am only just starting, but someday I would like to be like him."
Of another famous teammate, Dos Santos added: "Ronnie [Ronaldinho] was always my idol, a world class crack who I hope to learn many things from this season. Hopefully someday I will be at his level."