Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic says the hostility between the club and arch-rivals Real Madrid is healthy and constructive.
Only in football do you see people with arch-rivals.
The two teams have enjoyed a long and simmering rivalry for a while, which has paid off for both teams. Barcelona went on to the treble after sealing the La Liga this season.
And the Croatian international has said the resentment shared between both teams has been for the best.
There’s a resentment between Barcelona and Real Madrid, and that’s normal,” last summer’s signing from Sevilla told Onda Cero.
“In fact, that’s what makes football nice. The important thing is to fight for your club, and improve and grow as a result.