Papiss Cisse admits he enjoys playing with Newcastle United teammate Hatem Ben Arfa.

Ben Arfa has been in dazzling form since the New Year.

Cisse said: "The first time I saw him here, I thought, 'There is something Messi-like about this guy'. The ball sticks to his feet.

"He can run with it - he can do anything with it. It's extraordinary. It's a pleasure to watch him play."