The Croatian midfielder has fallen out of favour at Barcelona. He has slipped down the pecking order and has made only one La Liga start for the club.
There have been plenty of rumors over the last few days that he will be leaving Barcelona in the January transfer window, and Rakitic has responded with a defiant message on Twitter.
Rakitic posted pictures of himself in training on Sunday with a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson that reads: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
There’s no doubt that Rakitic is enduring his toughest spell at Barca since arriving from Sevilla in 2014 with his future the subject of much speculation.