The Croatian international opened the scoring after just four minutes of his side’s 3-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League final.
Juevntus hit back through Alvaro Morata before Luis Suraez and Neymar completed the victory????as Luis Enrique’s men became the first side to win the treble twice after already sealing La Liga and the Copa del Rey this season.
“It’s a final, it’s normal that we had to suffer. They got into the game as it went on,” Rakitic told Sky Sports.
“But we deserved the win. I hope we don’t stop here, and next year there’s more to win and we want more.”
Rakitic, who joined the club from Sevilla last summer, was full of praise for Juventus after the final in Berlin but believes his side were the better side and deserved their fifth Champions League success.
It???s unbelievable. I???m really happy not only for me but for all the team because we worked so hard for the whole year.
“And today, with all due respect we were the better team. We now have to celebrate the title.