After negotiating what could've been a banana skin at the Estadio La Rosaleda, the midfielder went home happy.
"The last few seasons we have had a bad time here," he continued.
"I think we were very superior but now we can prepare for what is coming."
"I hope the kid and the family are fine and Messi comes back soon, we need him," Rakitic suggested.
"Chelsea will be very difficult, and the fans know we have to be together.
"We want to make history together, but they can hurt us at any time."