‘Ivan Rakitic one of the world’s most underrated players’ – Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has described Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic as ‘one of the most underrated players in the world’.

The Croatian scored the only goal of the game as the Blaugrana won 1-0 at Real Madrid on Saturday with former Madrid boss Mourinho analysing the aftermath of the game.

“He is one of the most underrated players in the world,” Mourinho said of Rakitic on BeIn Sports.

“He is fantastic on all levels; he defends, he compensates for [Lionel] Messi, he runs and he's sensible with the ball at his feet.

“He has to improve his Instagram and social media accounts because this is very important now.

“Barcelona are much more solid than in other seasons, they know how to defend and be together.

“Although they don't play the beautiful football they're used to, they're winning games and this is key to challenging the big teams in the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the Champions League.”

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