The Croatia international was delighted with his side’s win at Camp Nou, but was quick to stress that anything can happen in the remainder of this campaign
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has warned his team-mates not to get carried away after the 2-1 win over Real Madrid on Sunday.
Goals from Jeremy Mathieu and Luis Suarez helped the Catalans to the three points at Camp Nou, with Cristiano Ronaldo finding the net for the guests in between.
Despite a four point lead at the top with 10 games to go, Rakitic realises the hardest part is yet to come.
“We haven’t won anything yet. Now we can enjoy the win a bit but we’re aware that there’s a lot more to do,” Rakitic told the official Barcelona website.
“Three points against Madrid is always special. It was great for our fans.
“We started the game very well and we could have made it 2–0. But this is football and it’s unpredictable.
“Now comes the hardest part; the decisive stages of the Champions League and La Liga.”
Barcelona resume league action away against Celta de Vigo after the international break.