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Barcelona midfielder Arthur 'very happy' after Messi praise

Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo is pleased with praise from Leo Messi.

Messi has likened the Brazilian to former Barca captain Xavi.

Arthur stated: "It makes me feel very happy to get praise from Messi... especially from someone like him, because he is such an exceptional person.

"Representing Barcelona and Brazil's national team is a huge responsibility - I know that I can't let these things go to my head. I have to keep doing my job with my feet firmly on the ground and continue finding my place out on the field of play."

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