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Rakitic: it makes me sad

It happened slowly. A half-time against Granada, 30 minutes against Dortmund. Ivan Rakitic, in recent years, the midfield engine at FC Barcelona, came to train in this season. But at his usual regular place, the signs quickly, he could not count all of a sudden.

"It's like when you take my daughter to her toys," said the in the Canton of Aargau, Möhlin, who grew up in Croatia, in an Interview in the Spanish Football show "Universo Valdano", "it makes you sad. And when you take me to the Ball, I feel sad, too."

His biggest success with Barcelona: Ivan Rakitic, with the Champions League trophy after the Final in 2015 against Juve (3:1). (Photo: Keystone)

Since the beginning of the season Rakitic, left out of the current Camp of the Croatian national team due to slight Achilles tendon problems again have to settle for inserts that Part. He stood in the championship only once in the starting XI, had to queue most of the time behind Frenkie de Jong, the behind Antoine Griezmann's second-largest Barça Transfer of the summer. Most recently, in Levante and against Celta Vigo, he wasn't even more to the Match-squad.

It is not easy for him to accept the decisions of coach Ernesto Valverde, to Rakitic in the Interview openly. He felt with his 31 years, "in my best Moment, it is a pity to spend so much of it to the Bank".

rumors that the world Cup Finalist has from 2018 with an early farewell from the Catalan metropolis, there are already longer. But now, on top of that Rakitics market value decreases with every Minute he sits on the bench. The competition in Barcelona in Central midfield, is currently huge, in addition to de Jong, Busquets, Arthur, Sergi Roberto, Alena or Vidal are there.

There is nothing Better than to play for FC Barcelona in soccer , said Rakitic more. "But if my Situation changes, I need to talk with the person in charge." Read: If he comes often to train, he plans in the Winter of his departure. First Connections were the last to Juventus and Inter Milan. Rakitic is since 2014 in Barcelona and has a contract until 2021.

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Created: 13.11.2019, 14:49 PM

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