Ivan Rakitic is “worried” about his reduction in game time but the midfielder is ready to sign a new deal with Barcelona.
Rakitic has fallen down the pecking order at Camp Nou and continues to be linked with a move away from defending LaLiga champions.
The 28-year-old Croatia international – under contract until 2019 – did start in Thursday’s 1-0 win at Real Sociedad in the first leg of their quarter-final Copa del Rey fixture and he provided an update on his future plans post-match.
“I hope that I can continue here for many years. I want to renew my contract with Barcelona,” Rakitic said.
“I am worried because I always want to play but I have absolute confidence in the coach. I need to work but I’m confident.”
Rakitic has made 13 LaLiga appearances for Barca this season, 10 of those as a starter with two goals scored.
The former Sevilla midfielder has played 24 matches in all competitions.