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.
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Rakitic’s attachment to Seville and Andalusia is such that he speaks Spanish with the local accent.
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