Rakitic wants to replicate complete display against Manchester City
The Croatian midfielder praises his teammates for a great game against Deportivo and hopes they can do the same in the coming Champions League game
FC Barcelona marched to a comfortable 4-0 win over Deportivo on Saturday afternoon at the Camp Nou, and Ivan Rakitic was delighted with the team’s effort.
The focus now switches to Wednesday’s Champions League encounter against Manchester City and the Croatian is hopeful that the team can transmit the positive display to the one at Camp Nou coming up.
“We played a complete game,” said Rakitic before talking about the game against City: “We will prepare for the game in the same way as ever. We will play against a technical team which we know very well and it will be very difficult. We will intend to play a perfect game as that’s what will be required to win the game.”
“We have to let Paco Alcàcer be. The most important thing is that he is getting chances, it would be a problem if he wasn’t getting any. He is a very important player for us and we have faith in him”.
“It is not easy but Aleix Vidal is training well. He is doing everything in the best way and will work hard to convince the coach.”
“I am here to help the team. When the manager calls on me I am there. I am very happy to be here.”
“Messi is the best in the world. Everything is easier with him”