• Sahin says new Dortmund signing Mor is "an unbelievable talent."
  • Both players at EURO 2016 with Turkey.
  • Sahin: "I'll try to be there for him."

Borussia Dortmund and Turkey international Nuri Sahin says he sees a lot of himself in 18-year-old Emre Mor.

Much is expected of the BVB summer signing, but 27-year-old midfielder Sahin believes he can help the young forward fulfil his potential.

"I've been down this road myself, so I can relate to him," said Sahin following Turkey's 1-0 defeat to Croatia in their UEFA EURO 2016 Group D opener on Sunday. "I've taken him under my wing. I'll try to be there for him. He's an unbelievable talent. Now it's down to us to nurture that."

Mor produced a lively performance as a substitute in Turkey's slender defeat to Croatia. © imago / Sportfoto Rudel

Guiding light

The thunderous approval that greeted Mor's second-half introduction at the Parc des Princes was illustrative of the hype that has accompanied the Copenhagen-born wonderkid's every move since he made his professional debut for former club FC Nordsjaelland last November. His stealthy solo runs are the stuff of legend in Denmark and have even drawn comparisons with FC Barcelona great Lionel Messi.

Mor insists he does not "feel pressure", but should the crown ever become too great a load to bear, Dortmund and Turkey teammate Sahin will be there to shoulder some of the expectation. After all, he is the youngest player to appear in the Bundesliga (aged 16 years and 335 days) and knows exactly how to deal with life in the spotlight.