Ivan Rakitic, before playing the Gamper

IBORRA DEFENDS HIM

"Rakitic is exemplary; he can still give Barça a lot"

Published:24/09/2019 - 21:05h

Updated:24/09/2019 - 21:05h

Rakitic stayed out of the list of summoned before Villarreal. His former partner Iborra, now in the Castellón team, defended him because of his situation

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The situation of Ivan Rakitic in the FC Barcelona has changed radically with regard to previous seasons. So much with Luis Enrique as with Ernesto Valverde, the Croat always had been a fundamental player and with the practically guaranteeed titularity, no without deserving it by his big performance.

However, since it initiated the present course, Rakitic has not enjoyed of the leadership that yes had in past periods. The Croat could play half part in Saint Mamés against the Athletic Club and was to title in Granada, but his performance was very underneath of the that carries offering since fichó pro the FC pertinent Barcelona of the Seville.

Precisely in the team hispalense coincided with Vicente Iborra, footballer of the Villarreal that this Tuesday confronted to the Barcelona team. The mediocentro Valencian conceded an interview to the daily Ace where analysed the situation of the Croatian, that will not be able to go back to see the faces with him after remaining out of the announcement for the duel between Catalans and castellonenses.

Iborra Was very clear to the hour to defend to Rakitic, remembering the big talent that has and what still can give to the club culé. "I am not who to think of what do the Barça like institution because I am far but from out yes can say is that I value a lot of what has given him Rakitic to the Barça. It is an example and still can give a lot to the Barça", said.

It is necessary to remember that Rakitic was the captain of the Seville and one of his big stars. In the team hispalense turned into the big reference of the centre of the field, standing out by his tremenda quality, his defensive work and his arrival. The Croat, that won the Europe League like sevillista, dazzled in the Sánchez Pizjuán, calling like this the attention of the sportive direction of the Barcelona.

Rakitic, exit almost safe

During the past summer, Igo Rakitic was one of the players​ that more sounded to abandon the FC Barcelona, but the midfield player finally preferred to remain. In front of the little prominence that is having at present, the market of winter could be one of the alternatives so that the '4' Barcelona found join go out aen search of minutes.

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