Ivan Rakitic Says Neymar is a Player Who Can Change a Game All on his Own

Current Sevilla FC midfielder Ivan Rakitic has played with some of the best players in the world over his career. Whether in club football or for the Croatian national team, Rakitic sure has had a front-row seat to watch several of his teammates provide world-class showings. And even though he played with this particular player for just three seasons, he knows very well his prowess as a stout goal-scoring forward.

Rakitic provided a quick question-and-answer interview with the French-based outlet Konbini Sports. He was asked hypothetical questions such as which goalkeeper he would pick to stop a late penalty attempt and the stadium he would prefer to play a UEFA Champions League final in. The Sevilla midfielder was also asked on a certain player who he would pick to be a super-sub who could change a game. He decided to go with a former teammate of his.

“A player who is capable of changing a game on his own, for example, Neymar,” Rakitic said.

The two were teammates for only three seasons at FC Barcelona. But over this time, Rakitic saw Neymar perform in key La Liga and Champions League fixtures. The Brazilian has carried this clutch gene over to his current tenure with Paris Saint-Germain.

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