Barcelona midfielder, Ivan Rakitic, says he needs to maintain on profitable the Copa del Rey and is hopeful that his aspect will stay within the draw for the quarter-finals.
The Blaugrana registered an combination 4-2 win over Levante within the last-16 of the match. Nevertheless, an argument concerning the number of an ineligible participant has forged doubt over their qualification.
Regardless of Barcelona B staff participant, Chumi’s, ineligibility, Barcelona fielded him within the first-leg defeat at Levante. Whereas many are speculating what Barcelona’s punishment could be, Rakitic insists it will be an injustice if they’re eradicated.
“I actually needed to win this cup,” he stated after the 3-Zero win at Camp Nou on Thursday night time, as quoted by Marca.
“I’ve received it yearly that I have been right here and I do not need to cease. I hope we’re within the draw. It is necessary that the proper factor is finished, I feel the membership has carried out the proper issues and all was nicely and regular.”
Rakitic revealed he discovered about Chumi’s ineligibility earlier within the day by texts.
“I discovered after I awoke from my nap,” he added.
LAST NIGHT’S BARCELONA SOUNDBITES (A number of Chumi speak):
️ Valverde: “We knew Chumi could not be used in opposition to Eibar, however that he might play within the Copa.”
️ Rakitic: “I hope we find yourself within the draw.”
️ Lenglet: “We’ll attempt to go so far as attainable within the Copa.”#LLL
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“I had a variety of messages on my telephone and it stunned me a bit of. We did not speak about it an excessive amount of, we have been targeted on the sport.”
“We did not want to speak about it an excessive amount of as a result of we will not change something. We’re completely satisfied to have performed an excellent sport. That’s a very powerful factor for us,” he concluded.