In an interview with Movistar+, Rakitic talked about the reasons for choosing the No. 10 jersey and the current Barcelona. He said: “Choose No. 10 as a tribute to Reyes; Coman’s Barcelona is very strong.”
Rakitic said in the interview: "I see Barcelona are very strong and very united. I am very happy and I wish them good luck."
"Sevilla is doing very well, we see a very hard team. Our work does not need to be said too much, it is slowly taking effect. We want to try to win every game."
"The No. 10 shirt was chosen to pay tribute to Reyes. I still remember him and want to provide this detail to him and his family. Every time I hear his name, I feel very excited."
"Navas looks the same as it was ten years ago. His work is impressive, and you have to enjoy it."
"I hope that next Easter (Easter 2021 will be April 4) we can achieve the goals we want."