Rakitic, one of the most emblematic players of the squad of the Seville, played this Monday before the Athletic his 150th game in the First Division with Sevilla, while the global tally of his performances with the Andalusian team rises to 195, very close to two hundred duels.
The Croatian midfielder, who returned to Sánchez Pizjuán last summer after a successful career at Barcelona, arrived in Nervión for the first time in January 2011 together with Chilean international Gary Medel and from Schalke 04, with whom he ended his contract in June. In Sevilla Rakitic has scored 28 goals, for 24 with the Barcelona shirt, with which he played 200 games in the league tournament, adding a total of 350 performances in LaLiga. Likewise, his numbers say that he has given 31 passes on goal with the Nervionense shirt.
The ’10’ player from Seville has played 33 games in the current championship (45 in all competitions) in which he has scored 3 goals and provided an assist. However, his performance has not been entirely as expected by the fans. He arrived with the vitola of being a key and important player and with the sword of Damocles of being Banega’s substitute as driver of the game, being also a different player, although he has gone through streaks in which the Croatian media himself has confessed to being better form moment.