Rakitic recognises the chance of catching coronavirus is small and suffering complications are even slimmer.
The Croatian declared: "I want to play. It is evident that we must try to return with the best sanitary guarantees but we must also know that they will never be 100%. But that same risk will be borne by all workers on their return to work.
"Supermarket employees also change in locker rooms and have the same or more chance of getting it than we do. They take that risk and I want to take it too. I think we have that debt and I'm sure if we asked the fans they would love for there to be football.
"We have to try to make people enjoy soccer again, that we players can be an example, giving support to all the workers who have shown us that strength. I want to join that force."