Ivan Rakitic might be the Blaugrana player that gets criticized the most, and it’s at the point where the Croatian is certainly underrated by his own fan base. Sometimes all it takes to learn what a player goes through is hearing it from him.

Rakitic spoke to the ExtraTime Radio crew about what makes Lionel Messi different, taking over for Xavi, competing in the title race without fans, and his opinions about MLS.

Ivan Rakitic on ETR

With Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal suspended for the Champions League fixture against Napoli, Ivan Rakitic will need to be a major figure if Barcelona are to advance. Dan and Francesc spoke about how essential he will be in that match on the latest edition of The Barcelona Podcast.

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