Unai Emery: 'Ivan Rakitic was the player I trusted most in Sevilla'
Before moving to Barça Ivan was a key player in Unai Emery's Sevilla side. The Basque coach praised him in an interview on beIN Sports for Universo Valdano.
"There are players that carry the team in their hear, those are the ones that transmit what you want. At Sevilla, it was Rakitic.
"He asked me to be captain. It's the biggest commitment there is. And he wanted it."