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Ivan Rakitić: Neymar leaving was a “bad decision”

The midfielder spoke to the BBC about Neymar and Lionel Messi.

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Speaking to the BBC, Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitić revealed how he thought it was a bad decision to let Neymar go but ultimately he had to respect the player’s wishes.

The Croatian was full of praise for his ex-teammate. Calling him one of the best guys he’s known in football and spoke of his dissapointement that the Brazilian is no longer in the dressing room.

Rakitić also spoke of the difficulties you can face when playing with Lionel Messi. Commeting that it is easy to sit and watch at home but when you are playing, you have to do certain things to make Messi’s life easier.

To listen to the clips. follow these links:

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