Ivan Rakitic said in November 2019 that "they have taken my ball away". The comment was made when former Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde lost faith in the Croatian footballer. While he is still in and out under Quique Setien, he's definitely more involved now, having scored a vital goal against Athletic Club to grab a … Continue reading Rakitic finds favor in new coach
The 'Rakitic case', as expected, has taken a leap forward from being a private matter to another public one after the Croatian player openly admitted in interviews that he is sad and that does not understand his situation. The truth is that it gives the feeling that both the player, and the coach, and the club, have already concluded for … Continue reading Barcelona have been fair with decisions on Ivan Rakitic
Juventus have not given up on Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic and are insisting on a swap deal for the Croatian international before the transfer window closes on Monday. The Italian club's interest is not new, but they have been unable to strike a deal so far. However, contact between sporting director Favio Paratici and Barça's … Continue reading Will Juventus sign Rakitic before today’s transfer deadline?
Winning a fourth consecutive Copa del Rey title will be mission accomplished for Barcelona, who are also competing in their fifth finals in a row, but most team members aren't worried about the face-off with Sevilla except where they wish to compete - a stadium that suits everyone. Image: Philippe Coutinho and Lionel Messi A … Continue reading Mixed reactions from Barca players and coach on the Copa del Rey finals
Ivan Rakitic has a contract with Barcelona which will expire in 2019 but rumors are rife that the Croatian will be leaving Camp Nou for bigger challenges in the English Premier League. Manchester United and Manchester City are among his likely destinations. Notwithstanding his 20 goals credit and a total of 129 appearances for the … Continue reading Ivan Rakitic: Will the Croatian play-maker leave Barcelona for the English Premier League?
Ivan Rakitic has showered praise on former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, who's now coach at Manchester City. Ahead of the Champions League clash between Barca and City, scheduled Tuesday at the Etihad Stadium, the Croatian international footballer spoke in a press conference. The 28-year-old midfielder was asked a question about the Catalan coach and whether … Continue reading Manchester City vs Barcelona: Ivan Rakitic and Pep Guardiola share views on the CL clash
Croatian national team players are feeling downcasted following thier painful exit at the 2016 European Championships but some football fanatics back home are making life miserable for the squad members, especially Barca star Ivan Rakitic. Image: Ivan Rakitic Despite his amazing contributions to the Croatian team, Rakitic and his family have been terrorized while they were on … Continue reading Ivan Rakitic Attacked By Croatian Football Hooligans.
Image: Ivan Rakitic playing for Croatia in Euro 2016. Ivan Rakitic claims the results from Euro 2016 wasn't really fair to the best teams, following Croatia's exit in the Round of 16 game against Portugal on Saturday. In the match, Ricardo Quaresma’s rebounded finish in extra time earned Portugal a 1-0 win against Croatia, who … Continue reading Rakitic: ‘The Best Team Got Eliminated In Euro 2016.’