THE CROAT CONTRIBUTES
Rakitic has returned to improve Barça
Published:9/12/2019 - 11:40h
Updated:9/12/2019 - 11:40h
Ivan Rakitic has been inexplicably removed from Barça during the first months of the season, but has shown that the team improves with him in the field
The case of Ivan Rakitic in the present season has been very odd. The Croat carries several campaigns to a big level, consecrated like an important player for the FC Barcelona but, after the start of the present course, disappeared completely of the plans of Ernesto Valverde, during the first months of competition, only was to title in a party.
When to the technician culé asked him specifically why Rakitic had happened to be a key man to a player without hardly opportunities, there was not concrete answer. The Txingurri threw of commonplaces as "I put to which better are" or "there is a lot of competition", but any of his explanations hinted the reason of the ostracism of the Croatian.
Rarer seemed even that Rakitic did not play when it saw like Valverde changed chromiums in the medullary without giving with the key so that the team played well of form continued. Arthur does not finish to give the step forward and Arturo Vidal is considered by the Txingurri more like a revulsivo that like a player title. To all this, Sergi Roberto forced to play of side and Carles Aleñá punished from the first day.
Suddenly, in the party of the Champions League against the Borussia Dortmund, jumped the surprise: Rakitic recovered the place beside Sergio Busquets and to Frenkie of Jong and the Barça played possibly the best party of the season. The Croat did not do an especially brilliant party, but gave consistency to the centre of the field and connected well with the forward, especially with Messi.
Against the Athletic of Madrid and against the Mallorca, went back to be headline and the team was still working. When it arrived the key week, with two hard rivals and the leaderships of the Champions League and LaLiga Santander at stake, Valverde threw of Rakitic and the played went out him well. This last weekend, without changing the bet, the result also was positive. Maybe no longer it seem so clear his course.
Rakitic Wins him the game to Arthur and Vidal
By profile of game, Rakitic offers a much more versatile provision that his competition and the performance that has offered in the last three parties do even more incomprehensible the posture of Valverde during these three months, of not having he. It is possible that the Txingurri of have convinced since the Croat can form a big society with Busquets and Of Jong in the medullary, maybe to form the eleven of gala.