Ivan Rakitic, during the party of Croatia in front of Nigeria


Maximum respect of Rakitic to the Argentinian of Messi: "it Is favourite"

Published:19/06/2018 - 21:24h

Updated:20/06/2018 - 01:26h

Ivan Rakitic is conscious that Croatia will not have it at all easy to surpass to the Argentinian of Leo Messi. Although the albiceleste did not show a good game in front of Iceland, the Croatian midfield player follows it tildando of "favourite" in the World-wide

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The Croatian midfield player of the FC Barcelona, Ivan Rakitic, has conceded some statements, in press conference, in which it has analysed the next party that has by in front Croatia in the World-wide of Russia 2018, against a selection of Argentina that disappointed in the meeting in front of Iceland, but that has in his rows to the best footballer of the world, Leo Messi.

"It forms part of the Glass of the world. We have to measure us to the best and Argentina is it, if we want to arrive far. I do not have to say that I expect that it go him very well to my fellow Leo, wish him the best as always, but after playing against us", has ironizado Rakitic.

It knows well to Messi, and knows that Argentinian will be even more dangerous that in front of Iceland, when having now the imperiosa need to win. "To Argentina follow him seeing like favourite, and now that is in a situation complicated, more. If usually the party in front of the albiceleste already had been complicated, now still will be it more, because they need to win to recover terrain and the stray points, not to complicate the classification".

Rakitic Thinks that in front of a selection like the one of Argentina, Croatia will have to give the maximum. "In front of Argentina it is necessary to give the maximum, play to the one hundred byone hundred . If you want to win the party can not relax you a minute and less with Leo in front, beside other big players", ensures.

And it remembers that the albiceleste is the valid finalist of the last World-wide. "Although many seem to have it forgotten, Argentina was finalist in the last World-wide in front of the champion Germany and did not win of little. They deserve all the respect. Croatia knows of his dangerousness and do not go to trust us the but minimum, the other way around", has stood out the Croat.

Rakitic Wants to arrive far in the World-wide

Rakitic Is decided to enjoy of the World-wide, but takes it to him with a special degree of competitiveness. It wants to arrive far. "We are in the World-wide and want to arrive as far as possible, do it well. Measure us against the best and arrive as far as possible. Now ours put immediate is to happen to the second round, and from eighth go party apartido with illusion to arrive further up possible".

In front of Argentina, has clear that for Croatia will be essential to take advantage of the opportunities that can have up. "It will be vital the tarpaulin up because I do not think that go to give a lot of opportunities to mark. It will be an exciting party between two good teams with big players".

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