“He’s the reference. Our sport relies upon loads on him. He doesn’t want to speak to know, a gesture is sufficient,” the Croatian instructed Antena three.
“He’s the most effective in historical past, able to turning the sport round in a second. He’s shy as a result of he is aware of that everybody is watching him.”
Rakitic arrived at Barca from Sevilla in 2014 and has helped the Spanish giants win two La Liga crowns and a Champions League title.
The 88-time Croatia worldwide mentioned Messi performed a key function in serving to him settle in at Camp Nou.
“He was one of many first to assist me after I arrived and I used to be questioning if I wanted one thing,” Rakitic mentioned. “He’s a special individual from the others.”