Luis Enrique didn't call him up to face Villarreal
Ivan Rakitic is not in his best moment. Luis Enrique didn't call him up this Sunday to face Villarreal. In the last matches played, the Croatian midfielder didn't offer his best version and he is one of the pieces of the strongest eleven that is beginning to fall.
Since El Clasico against Real Madrid at Camp Nou, Rakitic has not played a single league minute. Not against Osasuna (0-3), Espanyol (4-1), and certainly not tonight at Villarreal as he is not in the squad. Three league matches with no minutes.
Rakitic did play in the last two Copa del Rey matches against Hercules (7-0) and Athletic Club (2-1).