BARCELONA | ARDA TURAN
Arda Turan: "What Messi whispered in my ear’s a secret"
"For me, it was every important to win my first game with Barcelona. I was a bit overwhelmed but otherwise, I felt very comfortable".
Arda Turan relived his FC Barcelona debut with Turkish broadcaster, NTVSpor, who were keen to know what Leo Messi whispered into his ear while the two players were celebrating one of the Argentinean’s goals. Arda said he cannot disclose such confidential information: "I can’t say what he said in my ear after scoring, it’s a little in-joke that we have between us. It’s a secret”.
The Turkish midfielder, who completed almost 70 minutes in his first official game for the Blaugranas admitted that he still needs to build back match fitness but he will soon be back in his old rhythm: " For me, it was every important to win my first game with Barcelona. I was a bit overwhelmed but otherwise, I felt very comfortable. Playing a real game is nothing like a practice match in training. I wanted to show what I can do out on the pitch, I’m adapting but I think I can do much better", he explained.