Fans of Spanish Giants Fc Barcelona have expressed their displeasure in no uncertain terms over actions of Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic.
Barely a few hours ago, Rakitic posted photos of himself dribbling past Argentine captain Lionel Messi during Croatia 3-0 win over Argentina in the 2018 world cup.
As displayed on his Instagram handle, he posted 10photos from the match in Russia sometime in June 2018. Nonetheless, the photo of himself dribbling past the Argentine legend has provoked fans of the Catalan giants who have begun to request he should be sold.
Despite his current action which has brought displeasure to the fans at Camp Nou. Some have suggested it was simply a way of communicating to the public the quality he possesses. As a majority of the times, the likes of the Brazillian Authur Melo, Dutchman Frankie De jong and the Chilean Arturo Vidal have all been favoured ahead of Rakitic.
That notwithstanding Croatia has a beautiful display against Argentina and Rakitic put up a solid performance. It started off with some school-boy mistake from the Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero. He gave a treat to Croatian Forward Ante Rebic who made no mistakes with his volley, slotting it home to give Croatia a one-goal lead. Shortly after that, a precise long-range shot from the Real Madrid orchestrator in chief Luka Modric gave Croatia the cushion. Finally, to round off a complete masterclass display, Rakitic himself made it three at the later stages.
Over the years Rakitic has proven his quality in the Barcelona setup, however being out of favour from the past Barcelona Manager Ernesto Valverde and Current Manager Quique Setien, Rakitic may be looking to get playing time elsewhere.
Where the actions of Ivan Rakitic a good one? Should he leave?
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