Arda Turan has been in Spain since 2012 so it is about time he learned the local lingo and it appears he finally has picked up some Spanish.
Turan told radio station RAC-1 that he communicated with his teammates in Spanish on the pitch but did reveal that he is not yet confident enough to speak with reporters in any language other than Turkish.
“On the pitch I speak in Spanish, but off it I use Turkish to avoid errors,” Turan said.
The bearded winger had revealed that he was learning Spanish over the summer and it appears he is finally able to communicate with his teammates.
Turan has settled in remarkably well to his Barcelona career providing three assists in his opening eight games all of which have ended in victories.
The 28-year-old has also played in four different positions indicating that he has a good understanding of what is expected of his by Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique.
Turan started in the 7-0 Copa del Rey victory over Valencia yesterday setting up Luis Suarez with the seventh goal.