Rakitic: “I am angry; I have not scored until the 31st day”

Ivan Rakitic he could do a penultimate service to Barça with his goal. At the end of the match he spoke on Movistar.

Vital goal. Okay, yes. It has been very important. It was difficult for us to enter the party. But we had the moment and it is a great joy to score the first goal of the season.

What is going through your head? I dedicate the goal to my wife and my daughters who have endured me these months. I have told my teammates that it is very rare to have to wait to score the goal on day 31. I am angry with myself but I am happy that I helped to win the three points.

What was missing? Is not easy. Athletic also defends itself well. It wasn't easy going into defenses like that. The important thing is to win. There will be improvement.

Do you agree with Piqué? It is always difficult. So it is the best league in the world. They are even matches, hard. It does not help that the stadiums are empty but you have to join forces and be at the top until the end.

How do you see Madrid? It is the favorite with us. They think about theirs, we think about ours. We have confidence and hopefully we end the title.