Rakitic: "It's very difficult to replace Iniesta. But we've to do it as a group. I'm not feeling the pressure but more responsible now."
"It is very special to come to the club. I want to learn every detail from them."
"I may not be from La Masia but I have shown that I can fit into this system."
Which is easier — Barca against Seville or Seville against Barca? "Playing with these guys is much better than playing for Seville"
"Of course, it is special to play with Seville against Barca, but I want to be with these players."
Sevilla to challenge for titles? I really hope so. I am a big fan of Seville. I hope that we would finish first and Seville second"
"A lot of teams have quality players and this time it will be hard to defend the title."
Rakitic on defeats against Alaves and Celta Vigo: "Sometimes, football is difficult to explain. We should not repeat the mistakes."
"There are some details we have to work it out 100 per cent. Every team is trying to be different against Barcelona."