Rakitic: “A final is played to win it and we are going to try it”

The player of the Seville Ivan Rakitic affirmed on the eve of the European Super Cup among his team, to which he has returned after six years in the Barcelona, and the Bayern Munich who have “a lot of respect, but not fear”, the champion of the 'Champions League'and that “a final is played to win it” and the sevillistas are “going to try.”

The Croatian international, who has just announced his farewell to his country's team in what “is perhaps the most difficult decision” of his career, told Seville that this Thursday in the Púskas Arena de Budapest want to “try it, have a great game” and “enjoy against the best team” in Europe and “try to make them suffer”.

“It is very proud to be able to represent again in a final Seville, knowing what it means. Little by little the nerves are starting, but everything is very positive and I really want to play the final. I think there are not many things to change, despite the difficulty of playing against him Bayern“he declared on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old midfielder who, after his successful time as a Barcelona player, has returned to Seville, in which he already played from January 2011 to the summer of 2014, made it clear that they are aware that “the Bayern has shown his superiority “and, therefore, they congratulate him” for the European cup, but tomorrow is another game. “

He was sure that the Bavarian team is also thinking about the potential of a Sevilla team that has “earned the respect of Europe” and in which they know that “anything is possible” “if they manage to play” a great game “, putting it on” the tough stuff and fighting for the title. “

Ivan Rakitic, who raised as captain the trophy of the Europa League won by Sevilla in 2014 against Benfica in Turin, he stated that the good vibes left by the sixth title of this tournament won in August in Suburb, so they are “plugged in” and “ready to race now.”

According to the Croatian, in these years Sevilla “has grown a lot and has taken an important step to the next level”, so it has seen “many changes and the possibilities are different from what there were” when he left the club in 2014.

“That makes me happy and gives me peace of mind to be able to continue advancing, because there is still a long way ahead. The two ambitions come together very well. It is what the people of the club transmit to me, the desire to continue competing,” said the international for Croatia, who stressed that at Sevilla they form “a great family” and hopefully they can repeat the “incredible” experience of winning another title.

Even so, he admitted that they are aware of the difficulty because Bayern “is one of the few teams that has managed to go to the next step in recent years, it is very competitive and has a great squad” and “a coach (Hansi flick) that takes little time, but knows them perfectly and transmits all the details “.

On the farewell of your selection, Rakitic, what in Budapest will play his 150th official match with him Seville, declared that “it is perhaps the most difficult decision” of his career, the one that “no player wants to see him arrive, but after 13 years, 106 games and everything he has experienced in Russia” he believes that “the perfect moment” has come “for” support “Croatia” from home “.