Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic hopes that the remaining 11 La Liga matches this season will continue. But, if there really is no other way than to be stopped, according to him the Catalan Giant must be the champion.
The continuation of the Spanish La Liga 2019/20 season is still unclear. How come? The coronavirus pandemic is still a threat to the Matador Community. In fact, if the situation does not also subside, it is not impossible that this season’s competition will be completely eliminated.
Whereas before the suspension, Barcelona is currently leading at the top of the standings. Lionel Messi et al managed to collect 58 points from 27 matches that have taken place. That is, they have a two-point advantage over Real Madrid in second place.
The distance of two points is fairly small, especially since there are still 11 matches that have not yet taken place, of course there are many possibilities that can occur throughout the remaining 11 matches. Rakitic hopes that the rest of the match can continue.
However, if not according to him Barcelona deserves to be champion.
“We all want to play again, and win the league by playing. I also understand, if later it really can’t, then the season will be stopped. If we are at the top, then we must be the champion,” said the Croatian midfielder was quoted as saying by Goal International.
Ivan Rakitic himself is currently under contract at Barcelona until 2022. It’s just that, concerned is indeed believed to be included in the list of selling clubs next summer.
In fact, since last January the former Sevilla player has been rumored to be leaving Barcelona. It’s just that, in the end he stayed at Camp Nou.
“I don’t want to give the impression that I’m angry or something. Not like that. I am calm and happy where I am now, but of course there are still two sides. We certainly want the best, “he concluded.
Ivan Rakitic started out of the Barcelona main squad this season, none other than the arrival of the young Dutch midfielder, Frenkie De Jong. The 22-year-old was bought by the Catalan giants from Ajax Amsterdam in the transfer market last summer.