Ivan Rakitic, against the Borussia Dortmund

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Rakitic returned the ball: the best winter signing is him

Published:28/11/2019 - 09:18h

Updated:28/11/2019 - 12:01h

Ivan Rakitic started again in a match of FC Barcelona 67 days later. Against Dortmund, he completed a good performance and proved that it can be important

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Recently, Ivan Rakitic complained that they had "removed him the ball", something as well as the joy to play. Well, after 67 days without being headline with the FC Barcelona (was not it from the party against the Granada), Ernesto Valverde gave it back to him and did it having he in the eleven of the party in which the team culé played the pass to eighth of final of the Champions League.

Rakitic Split of start against the Borussia Dortmund, although it did not begin precisely well. An error of bulto with a his loss in the centre of the field ocasionó a very dangerous occasion of the German group. However, the Croat knew sobreponerse to the initial imprecision and gave him the reason to Valverde with a very serious party, in which it showed voluntarioso and participatory.

It can that we saw to a Rakitic something more imprecise of the usual (at all odd, taking into account the little rhythm that has like consequence of not playing) but what saw, especially, went to a player that has not lost the illusion neither win them to play. It can that recover to the Croatian for the cause can be the best 'signing of winter' that the Barça can do.

Rakitic Is a player of deployment, of quality and of influence on the two areas. Has big tactical intelligence, finds well physically and is had to recover his place, if they leave him. Besides, it knows perfectly how fit in the team, how combine with Messi and Suárez and how take the correct decision in each moment.

Against the Athletic of Madrid, will not be Sergio Busquets, but will go back to be he. Already it was like mediocentro defensive or like interior, Rakitic will go back to have participation in Wanda Metropolitan and, besides, a new opportunity to convince to Valverde of the important that can be of here until final of season.

Possible exit in January

The next month can be absolutely determinant in the future of Ivan Rakitic. Although it seemed that had a foot out of the team, his titularity against the Borussia Dortmund and the possible repetition against the Athletic of Madrid can open a new stage. A stage that could have to the Croat again like main actor.

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