Paulinho has thanked his new Barcelona teammates for helping him adapt to the club swiftly following a summer move from Guangzhou Evergrande.
The Brazilian international has hit two goals in his last two appearances and appears to be winning round critics who questioned the Blaugrana’s decision to sign him in a €40m deal.
“My welcome at the club has been fantastic and I’m extremely grateful,” Paulinho is quoted as saying by Marca.
“Playing with great players always makes things easier and everyone has been helpful in allowing me to quickly adapt into the team.
“It’s important that everyone feels this happiness as it allows us all to play better and I can help my teammates in meeting our aims and ambitions for the season.
“Playing with Lionel Messi? It is special to line-up alongside the best player in the world.”