Ivan Rakitic: 'Modric loved Barcelona'
- The Real Madrid midfielder used to 'love' Barcelona
- Rakitic has also reflected on Cristiano's move to Juventus
Ivan Rakitic said in an interview with Mundo Deportivo: "Modric? I made jokes to him that he is more Cule than I am. All of us children have had their favourite teams and it's no secret that Modric loved Barcelona back in the days.
I am so happy for Croatia, especially Modric and Rakitic.
They played with heart and passion, you just can't train this kind of never die attitude. 3 matches that went into extra time in a row is no easy feet and Croatia deserve major credit for surviving it all. pic.twitter.com/El1TiYX8ag
"Cristiano's move to Seria A? The truth is that I congratulate Juventus for having shown impressive strength to sign Cristiano. Italian football will notice it positively."