​La Liga giants Barcelona's new summer signing Paulinho has been in brilliant form since he arrived at the club and after having scored against Eibar last night, the midfielder has acknowledged the support and welcome he received from the Camp Nou faithfuls.

The 29-year-old midfielder was subject to a lot of criticism when he joined Barcelona in the summer transfer window, especially when he did not enjoy a good track record in England whilst in his time at Tottenham Hotspur.

However, that appears to be vanishing pretty soon as his performances for Barcelona have been nothing short of excellent up until now.

Speaking to ​Marca after his impressive performance against Eibar, Paulinho said, "I am very grateful for how I have been welcomed at Barcelona. Playing with great players make happy and they have been good in helping me adapt."

After initially being subject to intense criticism, Paulinho is happy with the fact that he was able to change Barcelona fans' opinions and turn hatred into appreciation. 

Paulinho continued by stating, "I am happy with the affection everyone is showing me but the only way to respond to that is by playing well and helping my teammates in order to reach our objectives."

The Brazilian was superb on the night but it was Lionel Messi who once again grabbed the headlines by scoring four goals on the night and Paulinho concluded by appreciating Messi by stating, "It is special to play alongside the best footballer in the world."

Paulinho will look to continue his mercurial start to the season and will hope to deliver yet again when Barcelona play away to Girona on Saturday.