Ivan Rakitic gave a long interview to El Larguero on and spoke about many subjects, even the rumours which linked him with Real Madrid when he was still a Sevilla player.
"Before, when I was with Sevilla [Luka] Modric said to go to Madrid" Rakitic said. "But now now-... It would be more difficult now!"
"He is a really good friend and I respect him a lot as a player and a person. We've spent nearly 10 years together with national team.
"But he's a friend away from football, too, and when we speak we don’t talk much about football; more about families and stuff.
"He's a person I respect a lot; of course he's capable of playing for Barca because for me he is one of the top three in the world in his position.
"I enjoy playing with him a lot and with complete respect to everyone else, we see a different Madrid when he’s there and when he’s not."