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Rakitic says he can play as a defensive midfielder

Busquets is injured and Mascherano will miss El Clasico if he sees a yellow

Rakitic says he can play as a defensive midfielder
Rakitic says he can play as a defensive midfielder

Busquets is injured and Mascherano will miss El Clasico if he sees a yellow

Ivan Rakitic is Luis Enrique's option to play as a defensive midfielder at Eibar. The player said this Thursday that he can play there: "It's not a new position for me" posició no seria nova per a mí".

Rakitic has played in that position in his national team and also at Sevilla: "cover my team-mates backs, be always aware of what happens there and help in the building of the game"

"I have worked it in different traning sessions during the season", says Rakitic. In fact, with Busquets injured and Mascherano to miss El Clasico if he sees another yellow card, Rakitic may be the chosen one to play in this position against Eibar.

"I feel more free as a central midfielder, you are closer to the other area and it's different", said the 27 year old. If he had to choose, he would pick himself as the replacement for Busquets this weekend.