” When you put the sacred Croatia shirt on, you become another person. We have this togetherness, this unique unity – not just in football. We are exceptional in tennis, handball, basketball, water polo. If we were to hold a tournament in ping pong, all of us would be rooting for that single player. “


” Friends sometimes ask me, ‘When you get the ball what are you thinking?’ But you do not have time to think. You have to do it. It’s not instinct, that’s not the right word, but it’s how you feel in this moment. You sense it. It’s trained, but it’s trained inside you. It makes you faster in the moment. “


” In England, everyone is really physically strong. They can play three games, and then they are ready to play the fourth. If you are a Spanish team, and you give away a corner against an English team, then you have to be ready. “


” Friends ask me to pick the best 11 players, but sometimes the best 11 players are not the best team. So it’s something that you have to work together. “


” The hunger doesn’t diminish when you win something. If you have the chance to win the European and Spanish Super Cups and the Club World Cup, that makes you want to win even more. “



All 5 Ivan Rakitic Quotes about You in picture


When you put the sacred Croatia shirt on, you become another person. We have this togetherness, this unique unity - not just in football. We are exceptional in tennis, handball, basketball, water polo. If we were to hold a tournament in ping pong, all of us would be rooting for that single player.
Friends sometimes ask me,
In England, everyone is really physically strong. They can play three games, and then they are ready to play the fourth. If you are a Spanish team, and you give away a corner against an English team, then you have to be ready.
Friends ask me to pick the best 11 players, but sometimes the best 11 players are not the best team. So it
The hunger doesn

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