Ivan Rakitic has been an important part of Barcelona's victory this Thursday against Rayo Vallecano. The Croatian midfielder scored the first goal thanks to a mistake by the local goalkeeper Juan Carlos. Rakitic also received the foul by Diego Llorente, who was sent off in the first half.
Challenge with Llorente
"He kicks me hard. On my foot. I think that the referee didn't do anything wron. We just need to look for ourselves. I respect Llorente".
"We trust in our strikers. It can happen. I also missed penalties. But if at anytime they want me to take them, I will be there. I am sure that we will score the next one".