The Croatian midfielder and the most recent world cup winner, Ivan Rakitic, believe that his Camp Nou side was almost invincible when Messi, Suarez, and Neymar played together in the Catalan jersey. During that time, the maestros also helped the La Liga side to win the treble in the 2014-15 football season.
During the first year of Luis Enrique at Camp Nou, Barcelona delivered an amazing performance while the formidable MSN led the team. However, Neymar took his transfer to PSG after having a brilliant partnership with Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi. And during that time, Rakitic also played a crucial role in developing the game.
Ivan Rakitic believes Messi, Suarez, and Neymar established a strong sense of superiority in Barcelona
While talking about MSN, Ivan Rakitic recently told Marca that, “It was very enjoyable, you could see the opposition’s concern, because they had to fully focus and didn’t know where to concentrate most.” He said, “We attacked at every possible chance, we were dangerous and deep and had everything. It was a joy to play with them.”
The Croatian star said, “We were very strong and got stronger with time. We reached the final at our peak and I remember how we felt.” He then further added, “We said that we didn’t want the season to end because we wanted to keep playing. There was a strong sense of superiority that kept us wanting to play.”
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He said, “[The key was] how the players mixed together and how hungry the new players were. All of that was coupled with a great coach who knew the finer details and how to handle everything.” Rakitic then said, “It was an impressive season and I still remember it all today: what happened before the final, the game, the goal, the post-match – it was unforgettable. That final will always be engraved in my mind.”
Rakitic also expressed his opinion about the La Liga restart following the coronavirus pandemic and said, “It will be different for everyone. There’s a clear before and after with the virus.” He said, “We have come through a hard time, everyone worked at home and now the games will be behind closed doors, so everything will be different.”