Rakitic: "Luis Enrique told us and we were left open-mouthed"
The Croatian midfielder revealed the surprise in the dressing room at the news Luis Enrique would be leaving Barcelona at the end of the season.
Barcelona dressing room reacts to Luis Enrique news
Ivan Rakitic spoke after Barcelona's 6-1 thrashing of Sporting Gijón, but the game was the last thing on most people's minds with the shock announcement from Barça coach Luis Enrique that he would not be continuing in his job come the summer.
Rakitic on Luis Enrique announcement
The Croatian midfielder said, when asked about Luis Enrique's revelation: "He came into the dressing room, he told us he was leaving the team, and he left us all open mouthed. We didn't know anything".
"We need to finish the season united, and try to win every title possible. The team is going to be more united than ever", continued Rakitic.
"After two and a half years with the gaffer, his decision is clear and that's the best thing for everyone. We'll always give our all. We need to enjoy ourselves in the time remaining" concluded Rakitic.
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