Ivan Rakitic in a party of Champions with the FC Barcelona


The importance of Rakitic in the centre of the field

Published:5/09/2017 - 19:17h

Updated:5/09/2017 - 19:45h

Anybody puts in doubt that Ivan Rakitic is one of the best signings of the Barcelona in the last years. A footballer sacrificed like few, with good shot and a performance constante.la arrived of Paulinho does not seem that it go to leave him with fewer minutes

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In the Barcelona has spoken long and tended this summer on how restructure the centre of the field to tenor that Iniesta is every time worse and that the signings of the last years are not surrendering how expected . But there is one that yes has worked to perfection: Ivan Rakitic.

The Croat came of the Seville by hardly twenty million euros does four seasons and his performance has been more than remarkable since. In his first year already was headline, relegando to Xavi to the bench and marking a goal in the final of the Champions League. With Luis Enrique was one of the players of field more used.

It fits to stand out that to day of today there is not any player with his characteristics to act in the average. 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 the arrival of Paulinho go him to relegar to the bench. 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.

By more good years

As we have said previously, Rakitic is already amortised. And it is that from his arrival to the club, the efficiency of the Croat is out of all doubt: 29 goals and 22 assistances in 162 parties. And besides it thinks that the staff is good to compete by everything: "I Think that have a good staff, it is necessary to be to 100% party after splitor. It is not the usual that in a team like the Barça there are changes so big in August".

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