Ivan Rakitic: “We will have to be at our very best to beat Krasnodar.”

Speaking ahead of Sevilla’s Champions League tie with Krasnodar on Wednesday night, midfielder Ivan Rakitic admitted that the Russian side will be no pushovers.

Our intention is to win. We are excited to be able to play every three or four days, especially when it’s a Champions League match. We can leave LaLiga to one side and focus on a match against a tough opponent, we have to be at our best. We are confident, we have prepared well for the match. We know we have areas to improve on, we must have a strong attitude for this match. We have to enjoy it and play well.

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