Ivan Rakitic, during a party with the Barça this season


Rakitic, indispensable for Valverde in all the parties

Published:16/09/2017 - 16:18h

Updated:16/09/2017 - 16:18h

If of something does not fit doubt to day of today, is that Ivan Rakitic is one of the players that, beside Jordi Alba, has recobrado greater importance in the alignments of the FC Barcelona. With Ernesto Valverde, the Croat has been headline in all the parties

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New alignment of the FC Barcelona and new titularity of Ivan Rakitic. No longer it is surprise. And it is that, since Ernesto Valverde arrived to the bench of the Barcelona group, Ivan Rakitic has been headline with the Barça in all the parties of the three competitions that has played the team up to now, the Supercopa of Spain, the Champions League and LaLiga Santander 2017-18.

It is not any secret that Valverde has known to give back to Rakitic to the status to title indisputable that had in his second season to the orders of Luis Enrique, and also take out to relucir the best level of game of the Croatian midfield player, that already marked a goal against the Juventus the past Tuesday and is shining every time that it incorporates from second line, and also regarding the possession and control of the game.

Part of fault has it the fact that, with Valverde, Rakitic is freer of defensive tasks and makes fewer coverages to the right band, since Semedo and Sergi Roberto do not go up so much to the attack and the leadership centres more in the band of Jordi Alba.

Rakitic, indisputable in this Barça 2017-18

It fits to stand out that to day of today there is not any player with his characteristics to act in the centre of the field of the FC Barcelona. A versatile and polyvalent footballer, that stands out by his big quality but also by his sacrifice in defence, occupying hollow and also by his fitness. All this will keep on being key for the new Barça of Valverde.

Up to now it has been indisputable headline and does not have paints that Paulinho neither any another mate go him to relegar to the bench, unless it need oxigenar the legs. Because even with a change of system, his tactical intelligence and his capacity of work would allow him play at the side of Busquets. A perfect joker that the Barça will need in his maximum version, and that for the moment already is enjoying. That it follow like this.

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