Ivan Rakitic: There are things I didn't like and I thought about leaving
The midfielder spoke to the media after the win over Levante on Sunday
Ivan Rakitic was critical of Barcelona's behaviour towards him and recognised that he thought about leaving the club in the January transfer window.
"I've been through some bad times, but it's now in the past," the midfielder said after helping Barça beat Levante 2-1 on Sunday.
"I can say very clearly that things have happened that I have not liked. I have not deserved some of the behaviour (towards me)."
With regards to a possible exit last month, the Croatian international was also very clear, showing his anger at a situation which has not sat well with him.
"You (the media) also know how things are, but it's not the moment to open this issue again, but of course I have planned to leave because it's been a complicated time."
He added: "Now I want to turn the page and work hard to help the team in the decisive moment of the season."
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