POOR PERFORMANCE OF THE CROATIAN
Opinion division of Camp Nou with Ivan Rakitic
Published:9/03/2020 - 19:21h
Updated:9/03/2020 - 19:21h
The level of game of Ivan Rakitic in the present season is being frankly disappointing and the public of the Camp Nou expressed a division of opinions
Ivan Rakitic is not it happening at all well in the present season. After not accepting the offers that arrived him to go out of the FC Barcelona in summer, the Croat lost his status of protagonist in the team from the beginning. After the course of Ernesto Valverde and the entrance of Quique Setién, neither has finish to strengthen in the eleven, offering some very poor performances with regard to previous seasons.
The past Saturday, against the Real Sociedad, Arthur Melo fell of the list of summoned by fault of a new injury and Rakitic had the opportunity to accompany to Frenkie of Jong and to Sergio Busquets in the centre of the field. Nuavamente, the level showed by the Croat was very underneath of the expected and finish being substituted by Arturo Vidal in the minute 73.
In this moment, produced an intense crash of opinions in the Camp Nou. In a first place, when the fourth referee showed the '4' of Rakitic by the '22' of Arturo Vidal, a big part of the fans burst with numerous whistles. A pitada that, to day of today, is difficult to know if it went headed to Setién by the change that had decided or to the own Croatian player for having made again a toneless party.
The whistles did not last too much and, in few seconds, transformed in applauses. Something that does to think that the pitada went really directed to the change, since players very wanted by the fans like Ansu Fati and Riqui Puig remained in the band, heating without going in. Rakitic, in the final metres of his route to the bench, listened the usual support of the terracings, of the same way that Arturo Vidal when it went in.
Rakitic, possible drop in summer
The situation of Rakitic has multiplied the rumours that aim his possible exit in summer. In spite of that it does not go through his best moment, there are several important teams would contemplate his arrival next summer, something that would facilitate a possible traspaso that would serve to help to square the Barcelona accounts of face to close the economic exercise.
Until the moment, seems that the Athletic of Madrid is the one who sounds with more strength, since it could keep in a competitive team without having to leave of LaLiga Santander. Other teams like the Juventus of Turín, the Inter of Milan or Chelsea also estan attentive to his situation. To his 32 years, still is to time to recover his best version.