Barcelona – Seville I Copa del Rey The Croatian rules out that the ‘Baragate’ affects the Barcelona dressing room
Ivan Rakitic, a Sevilla footballer who spent six years defending the colors of Barcelona, will return to the Camp Nou tomorrow to try to reach the final of the Copa del Rey with his teammates. The Andalusian team comes with a two-goal lead in the tie. The Croatian player has gone through the microphones of Radio Marca Sevilla to analyze this match and his particular season.
“It is a shame to have to see and listen to all those things. All the people that we carry to the city and to Barcelona in our hearts, we want them to get out of this quickly and that people can enjoy Bara as they have done before.
“What I always like to say is that players are players. We are here to play soccer. In the good and in the bad we focus on playing soccer. A locker room with so much experience knows how to leave those issues out and focus on what what he has to do. We are going to find a team ready and willing to fight to turn it around “.
“Barcelona prepared the game like this because they studied how to counter us. And that means something. We fight. We made a game of tat, of fighting and fighting. We are going on a positive line.”
“One match has nothing to do with the next. The first of the Cup was also very different. What we want to convey is that we have a tremendous illusion of reaching the most beautiful match that can be played in Spain.” We know that for them it is more of an obligation, while we want to enjoy it, fight it and play that final in our city. ”
“As I already think you know me quite well, I am never going to remove that responsibility. I would rather have people talk about me (criticism) than about my colleagues, that’s how I cover them. I know who I am and what I have been. I focus on the present. . I want to do my best and help the team. Always ready to stand up for everyone. “
“I am a more complete player. I enjoy football more now than before. I appreciate each moment much more and the details are more important. I must perform much better, of course. It is normal because the changes are noticeable, after six years in Barcelona with a way of playing. What the team is doing is incredible, it cannot be seen as something normal. “
“We have to change the details as in the first goal. They steal from us and Leo receives, turns and can give a pass. Bara cannot be allowed that. We do not suffer especially. It is just that. You cannot leave him even the most minimal “.
“If there are players who should be put aside, it is Leo. Until the moment he wants it will be different. He will mark what happens in his team or on the field. Seeing another like him will be very difficult.”
“We have had injuries from important players (Ocampos and Jess Navas) at their best. After getting into the rhythm of the team it is not easy at all. We are at the most important moment of the season and we need everyone. Jess is very important to us. We. He is feeling better. We have to give him time and he is at full capacity to help us. “
“It is a similar thing as we are going to live it in the Cup. With a tremendous illusion. We could have done better in the first leg. It gives us the possibility of being able to fight for a few quarters of the Champions League. Dortmund know they are going to have many good things if you want to happen because we will fight until the last minute. “
“The nice thing is to see a person who is so dedicated to his profession. Unique or incredible. To have that ability to transmit that tension and that way of living it. Convincing twenty-something coughs of your idea and feeling. We are convinced that we have someone who will ahead that way helps us a lot. “