Barcelona veteran midfielder, Ivan Rakitic looks so happy, after he found the opportunity to play as a starter in the last three games in a row. In fact, so happy, the Croatian National Team player said that Barcelona was the best place for him, and did not rule out opportunities to stay at the club.
For information, the 31-year-old figure was previously seen going to the exit after feeling frustrated by the opportunity to play this season. Before Barcelona’s last three matches, he only started as a starter once – in the defeat against Granada in September, and was only given the opportunity to appear again in the party against Borussia Dortmund in the European Champions League last November.
After helping his club win 3-1 against Dortmund in the Champions League, the former Sevilla player managed to maintain his place in the Barcelona first team. He was revealed as a starter in matches against Atletico Madrid and Real Mallorca.
Associated with the changing situation, Rakitic could not deny that he was quite happy with his career at Camp Nou. Barcelona regarded as the best place for him, and did not close the option to stay at the club.
“Over the past few months, there have been many things that have happened to me. Sometimes, things happen that you can’t understand, but you have to accept them. That happened to me. Nobody gives you something. If I really play for this club, then I will fight to give my best, then I always emphasize that there is no better place than Barca to win the trophy, Barcelona for me is the perfect place.”
“Of course, my determination is to enjoy this game and help the team win. I put in my best and if I can continue like this, it’s better. I am here to play and use the minutes I have to gain the trust of my coach and teammates. I am ready for everything. “Rakitic told reporters.
Rakitic himself has joined Barcelona since the summer of 2014 from sevilla, so far, the 2018 World Cup finalists have packed 283 appearances and scored 35 goals including in all competitions.