Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet feels privileged being a team-mate to Barcelona captain and Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.
The Frenchman joined the La Liga champions from Sevilla in the summer for £32 million (€36m/$42m).
Lenglet has featured 13 times for the Catalans in the absence of Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen through injury.
The former Sevilla man is a huge fan of the Argentine and shared his admiration of the player with Goal.
“As a rival you can try and stop [Messi] but we always knew that it was very difficult.
“As a team-mate it is different because he can change the face of the game and he is still a very humble person. He has a lot of respect for everybody and that makes him even more legendary.
“We talk about a lot of things, he asks me about French football and we speak about how to play on the pitch. Chatting with him is a different experience, when the best player in the world talks you have to listen attentively.
“You also have to open your eyes and just watch what he does.”
The 23-year-old has formed a close relationship with fellow New signing Arthur Melo but gets on well with every of his other team-mates.
“[I get along] with many team-mates, they are all great people and I have a good relationship with everybody,” he added.
“I am close to Arthur Melo, because he is a new signing like me and we talk a lot. Also with the French guys and with Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic. In truth, there is not a single person with whom I do not speak.
Even though it would reduce his game time, Lenglet also hopes for the speedy recovery of France international Samuel Umtiti.
“[Umtiti] is doing well, he has got back feeling in his knee and he is ramping up his training sessions every day to play as soon as possible.
“He is a player with great talent and we have to help him recover as quickly as possible.”