Valverde comments on why he didn't use Rakitic again
- Ernesto tells that he relied on the squad which defeated Betis last Sunday.
- He's still concerned about Barca's 'overcrowded' midfield.
When asked about why Valverde benched Rakitic again, Ernesto answered:
"Rakitic? I have repeated the lineup from last week because we were very good the last time out. This is a matter of patience. When you have a midfield squad like ours it's difficult."
Earlier on, however, Ernesto didn't exclude the Croatian's switch to another European side. Still, as the Neymar deal may now be off, Rakitic could try to earn his starting XI spot once again.
Rakitic's last season stats
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