NOT A MINUTE IN VALENCIA
Ernesto Valverde forgot about Ivan Rakitic again
Published:4/11/2019 - 13:09h
Updated:4/11/2019 - 13:51h
Ivan Rakitic has gone from being a fundamental player for Ernesto Valverde to a player with a residual role. Against Levante, he didn't play a minute
The situation of Ivan Rakitic in the FC Barcelona is increasingly delicate because of the radical change in his paper in the team. In the two first seasons of Ernesto Valverde in the bench, the Croatian midfield player played it practically all being an indispensable piece. To day of today, the Txingurri gives him very few minutes and has a secondary role.
In fact, in the party against the Raise in the Ciutat of València, Rakitic not even stepped the lawn. Valverde Wanted to give rest to Sergio Busquets, but opted by Arturo Vidal beside Arthur Melo and Frenkie of Jong in place of by the Croat. In fact, it was not neither alternative from the bench, since the technician extremeño preferred to give entrance to the own Busquets to freshen the medullary, in addition to to Carles Pérez and Ansu Fati in the forward.
Of the 14 official parties contested in the present season, Rakitic only has been headline in one and probably have been the worst meeting contested by the culés in the last years: the defeat in The Cármenes against the Granada. In this duel, was in the line of the team, very underneath of what required the situation. Since, the Croat does not go out of start.
In the rest of meetings, Rakitic has been run over by his mates of team and of position, being Sergio Busquets, Arthur Melo, Frenkie of Jong and Arturo Vidal those that more have played. Besides, Rakitic also has by in front to Sergi Roberto in the position of interior and, to day of today, the only midfield player that has played less than him is Carles Aleñá.
At least in the short term, it does not seem that the situation of the Croatian go to change in the team. Arthur and Of Jong are increasingly settled like interiors, Sergio Busquets like mediocentro and Arturo Vidal has consolidated like fourth midfield player, by what Rakitic has to conform for the moment with the few minutes that awards him Valverde. It does not leave to be odd that the Txingurri have given a so radical twist to the paper of the ex sevillista.
The course of Rakitic in January, very possible
By what is sucediendo in this start of campaign, is not difficult intuir that Ivan Rakitic will last little in the Camp Nou. Teams like the Manchester United or the Juventus of Turín follow him having in his list of futuribles and even until has arrived to speak of the Athletic of Madrid. If it arrives a good offer by him, no descarta that it can finish leaving.