"We want to fight to play that final in our city." Rakitic says.
is looking forward to playing the second leg of the Copa del Rey in Spain as he enjoys football more than before now.
Rakitic will be facingBarcelona
in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final.
He scored once in the first leg and assured a 2-0 victory forSevilla
over his former club.
His pre-match comments shared byDiario Sport
“I now enjoy football more than before, and I appreciate each moment much more and each detail is more important. I must perform better, of course. It’s normal after six years being in Barcelona with a certain way of playing. What the team are doing is incredible, not normal.”
“The first leg of the Copa was also very different. What we want to convey is that we have a tremendous ambition of reaching the most beautiful match that can be played in Spain. We know that for [Barcelona] it’s more of an obligation, while we want to enjoy it. We want to fight to play that final in our city.”
Barcelona stand in second place on the La Liga table with 53 points, 5 points clear of Sevilla, that stand in fourth place.
Sevilla have a game in hand in La Liga competition while they have accepted a La Liga defeat in the weekend to the Blaugrana side.