The Croatia international enjoyed six trophy-filled seasons at Camp Nou, starring alongside Messi and Co.
During his time at Barca, Rakitic won 13 trophies, including four La Liga titles, four Copas del Rey and a Champions League.
“Those guys weren’t given anything,” Rakitic added on his former Barca team-mates. “They earned their success. It’s no coincidence those guys have won it all.
“Every player had a part to play. Each of them did things their own way, but it’s always to win. We said in Berlin ahead of the Champions League final, ‘With everyone together, no one will beat us.”’