Newly-departed Ivan Rakitic is now free to speak about his time at Barcelona without restraint. Most of what’s come out of his mouth has been a positive reflection on his time at the club. Winning trophies, dominating the football world, and a strange ending.

Rakitic spoke about some of the strange ending this week. Specifically focusing on some of the decisions that he couldn’t understand at the time.

“The time had come for me to leave Barcelona.