Ivan Rakitic: Croatia deserved to win, not Spain!

Ivan Rakitic hit back at Sergio Busquets and Luis Enrique after Croatia’s 3-2 Nations League win against Spain. “We deserved it, it’s a huge result for us.”

“The fans watched a great match,” said the Barcelona midfielder after the game.

“We kept going until the end to wait for that one mistake. It eventually came and to beat Spain is remarkable. It gives a lot of strength.

“Spain always carry the weight of a game because they almost play like a team who train together on a daily basis.

“We waited for our moment. We had chances to make 3-1 and it wasn’t to be, but we deserved the win.

“We enjoyed ourselves a lot and it’s nice to see the fans here in the stadium. Beating Spain is a huge result for us. Now we’ll go to Wembley and see if we can finish first.”

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