Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic has given some insight into the much-talked-about relationship between Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann.
Rakitic, who spent six years at Barcelona with Messi and one with Griezmann, said the pair have a good relationship.
“What I saw was that they got along very well,” the Croat told El Pelotazo on Canal Sur Radio in quotes carried by Marca.
“I got along wonderfully with [both] Antoine and Leo. The two drink mate together and spend a lot of time together in the dressing room.
“If the both of them start to score goals there will be no more talk – that’s the requirement and expectation of a great team like Barcelona. I don’t worry, though, because they’re two spectacular guys. I wish them all the best.”
The 32 year-old left Barcelona to return to Sevilla, the club he captained to much success between 2011 and 2014 and the city in which he met his wife, Raquel.
Rakitic’s attachment to Seville and Andalusia is such that he speaks Spanish with the local accent.