Ivan Rakitic, in a training of pre-season


Rakitic: "My idea is to continue at Barça, but I'm open"

Published:22/07/2019 - 12:35h

Updated:22/07/2019 - 12:39h

Last season, Ivan Rakitic awoke many rumors about his possible departure. Now, in spite of "being open", it is clear that his idea is to continue

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Ivan Rakitic was one of the footballers whose continuity did not seem clear to finals of the past season. The arrival of Frenkie of Jong joined to the descent of performance of the Croatian, did that his exit seemed more than possible. Nevertheless, he always denied the greater and ensured that it would follow dressing of Barcelona the next seasons.

The Croat, beside Antoine Griezmann, has been the protagonist of a new act of presentation of the Rakuten Cup, the competition of summer that the FC Barcelona will contest in Japan like part of the preparation of his pre-season. Rakitic Spoke on several subjects of actuality and, how no, one of them were the rumours that him situan out of the Camp Nou.

The midfield player, in spite of showing had to study options, recognised that it wants to remain. "It is a situation to which am accustomed since I am here. The past year happened me the same. I have spoken with the club and the míster and the idea is the same. And my idea is to follow with the Barça, am open, but my idea is very clear and my intention is to follow here and follow enjoying because have more years of agreement", aimed.

"We want to create a strong group and improve the errors"

Rakitic Has clear that a footballer title in the FC Barcelona as it is it he has to accustom to live with the rumours of traspaso. "It does not bother me that it speak of my future, have to understand that the football in general works like this. Of a form fills me of pride that other teams ask after my because it means that I do the things well", commented.

This yes, reiterated that it wants to be still in the FC Barcelona and that only thinks in playing the best possible for the culés. "The only that see me is here, all the other it is necessary to take it with tranquility. I try to enjoy in the Barça and now more with these new mates. We want to create a strong group and improve the errors", manifested.

Of course it was asked also by the competition that will have with the arrival of Frenkie of Jong and on the fight by the titularity. "Here it is necessary to work and the one who surrender more is the one who plays. I will work hard so that it can explain with me. You know me and I want to give the best of me and at the end is the míster. The important is that we are a strong group and will go to by everything", said.

Also it was asked with his conversations with Josep Maria Bartomeu for a supposed renewal, but neither is too concerned for that. "I Have spoken with the president of several subjects, but for the moment the club has other things that do that think in mine details. The president wants the same that I that is to form a good group so that the people enjoy of the Barça", explained.

The signing of Hiroki Abe

Rakitic Also welcomed Hiroki Abe, the promising Japanese player that recently fichó the Barça. "I want to congratulate to the boy for being able to fichar by the Barça. We will see it this afternoon because it still has not trained with us. But if it has it fichado the Barça is because it deserves it. We expect to enjoy with him. It is a bit shy, but has surprised us with some word in Spanish. It is welcome like all the other and forms part of the family already. Ojalá Have a lot of successes", concluded.

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