Ivan Rakitic reiterates his complete incomprehension of Spain coach decision
- Barcelona midfielder suggests that if Iniesta is fit his starting place can't be questioned
Ivan Rakitic criticized Spain national team coach Fernando Hierro for benching Andres Iniesta against Russia and elaborated on the topic in an interview with Mundo Deportivo:
"I said I found it to be strange that Iniesta didn't start against Russia. We were watching the game with the Croatia national team together and everyone asked me if he was injured. Nobody understood Hierro's decision."
"For me, Iniesta would always start. Iniesta and 10 more. It was so strange because he played excellent in his previous games."
Spain failed to beat Russia in 120 minutes and got eliminated on penalties in the first knockout round of the World Cup.
Do you think Iniesta would've been a starter at Barcelona next season if he stayed?