Ivan Rakitic has said he would bring Neymar back to Barcelona if he had magic.
“We had a bit more ‘show’ when Ney was here — maybe we lack that a little bit now.
“That was brought by Ney himself. I would prefer him to be here. If I had a magic wand, I would have him by my side.
“We’ve spoken about Ney a lot, though, but he’s not here any more and we’re doing really well.
“With the change of system, everything changes a little. We are more balanced now, more of a unit, whether that’s in attack or defence. But we still have a lot to improve.”
And asked whether he felt the attacker also missed the club, he said: “What Barcelona give you, no other club or city in the world can.
“I miss him, too, not just on the pitch but in the dressing room. It’s been the same for me before. When I left Germany for Sevilla, I missed everyone. Then when I came here, I was going back to Seville whenever I could.
“Later, you get used to your new surroundings and teammates.
“The strength of this team is in its values in the dressing room. We miss Ney. Whether he regrets leaving or not, you’d have to ask him.”
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