Rakitic reveals what Messi did for him when he first arrived from Sevilla
Ivan Rakitic began his journey with Barcelona in the summer of 2014 and was part of the first players Luis Enrique brought into the club on his appointment.
The Croatian has battled hard to show he deserves to be playing in one of the best teams in Europe.
Speaking with Pablo Motos on El Hormiguero, Rakitic spoke about Lionel Messi who tried to help him settle down when he first joined from Sevilla.
“Messi is a reference point.” the 29-year-old remarked.
“Our game depends a lot on him. He does not need to talk to understand, with a gesture is enough.”
“He’s the best in history, capable of turning the game around in a second.”
“He is shy because he knows that everyone is watching him. ”
“Messi was one of the first to support me when I arrived and I was wondering if I needed something. He is a different person from the others. ”
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Recalling when he first entered Camp Nou, he said: “It was a dream come true, to meet all those players who have three or four Champions (La Liga titles).”
“It is the best team in the world, you have to enjoy it every day.”