Is Rakitic Being Mistreated By Barcelona Really?

Ivan Rakitic enjoying life with his wife Raquel Mauri
Ivan Rakitic enjoying life with his wife Raquel Mauri
Ivan Rakitic enjoying life with his wife Raquel Mauri

Raquel Mauri Rakitic thinks FC Barcelona is indeed mistreating her husband for giving him less playing time.

Cadena SER Journalist Manu Carreno showed his disappointment to Barca for not fielding Ivan Rakitic against Inter Milan in the Champions League.

Raquel responded in comments and said that even if the situation is like that her Man doesn’t give up, he is an example of consistency, wisdom and professionalism.

Lack of playing time for Rakitic

Rakitic has to be patient at Barcelona
Rakitic has to be patient at Barcelona

Since he joined Barca he has always been committed to the club, gives 100% and he has never expressed desire to leave.

In exchange Rakitic’s name is always in the news, especially rumors keeping him away from the club and being on lists of transferable players and those to be involved in player exchanges.

In the whole summer transfer window Rakitic’s name was under speculation

When it came to whom will be given to PSG for Neymar the Croatia International’s name was always there.

Last season Rakitic played more games than any other Barca midfielder but this season it is different.

Even some match days his name is left out yet he is not injured.

Raquel should blame her husband for failing to convince the coach
Raquel should blame her husband for failing to convince the coach

With the arrival of Frenkie from Ajax competition for midfield positions increased with the coach preferring to use Arthur, Frenkie and Busquets.

Many other players like Arturo Vidal also deserve to start but they have no numbers.

La Masia products in Carles Alena and Riqui Puig are also ready and want to play but they have nowhere to play.

Is it love lost between Rakitic and the coach?

Rakitic from the most used midfielder last season to a bench warmer now
Rakitic from the most used midfielder last season to a bench warmer now

Valverde has always said that competition is high and that all players will get their time to play.

The whole unfairness according to Ivan’s People is all about getting limited playing time which to me is not news.

His name was always in the news because he was seen as a surplus to requirement at Barca after the acquisition of Frenkie de Jong from Ajax.

Journalists even asked Ivan whether he would get playing time after the arrival of the young Dutch midfielder and he said that he was sure he had not come to take his number.

This means Rakitic knew about the competition ahead of him and decided to stay at Camp Nou and compete.

Those who knew they might not get enough playing time the likes of Dennis Suarez and Rafinha looked elsewhere and yet to me Rafinha would play ahead of Rakitic.

Ousmane Dembele is always involved in transfer rumors but she didn't say he was also mistreated
Ousmane Dembele is always involved in transfer rumors but she didn’t say he was also mistreated

This means Rakitic should be calm and stay professional as the unprofessional wife has said and fight for his number.

Show impact whenever you are brought on to the pitch you will always get playing time, you can ask Ansuman Fati.

Many other players are also rumored to transfer in all windows and Ousmane Dembele is one of them.

Rakitic and Raquel love story

Rakitic is always honest to his wife
Rakitic is always honest to his wife

Ivan said that the day he landed in Seville from Schalke 04 in Germany at around midnight is when he met Raquel when he had gone to take a coffee with his brother.

He had failed to sleep due to the madness that was involved in his transfer, another team wanted to give him a private plane so as to sign for them.

Rakitic told his brother that he was going to stay in Seville and sign for Sevilla as he had assured the club president.

no player wants to start from the bench
no player wants to start from the bench

It was love at first sight because when he saw Raquel who was the waitress at the place where they had gone for the coffee he assured his brother that he was going to marry her.

This waitress was not easy as it took seven months for her to accept dating Ivan as she always gave lots of excuses to the Barcelona midfielder.

The Croatian added that he always went to the Restaurant daily ordering for coffee and an orange Fanta because they were the only things he knew in Spanish.

Ivan Rakitic with his wife and children
Ivan Rakitic with his wife and children

He would ask for Coffee with extra hot milk so as to be able to stay longer in the restaurant.

When the real love story started they would communicate with gestures and yet understood each other.

The beautiful waitress was always busy at work until the day a friend tipped Rakitic and told him that she was off.

The World cup finalist jumped straight into the car and drove to the Restaurant and asked to take her out because she was free.

She accepted and went out with him the next day and since then they became one.

Rakitic's wife was a waitress
Rakitic’s wife was a waitress

They got married in 2011 in a civil marriage and renewed vows in 2015 in Church Marriage in Seville.

While in training he would take her somewhere enjoys life and after training they went home.

She had refused to date him because of being a footballer that he might move to another Country the next year but thank God he only changed cities from Seville to Barcelona.

Ivan and Raquel are married with two daughters Althea and Adara

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