Modric reveals Croatia biggest concern ahead of England clash

Jul 12, 2018, 20:11
Modric reveals Croatia biggest concern ahead of England clash

The legend believes that Croatia is building on something new and a great team for the future.

Croatia defender Dejan Lovren said Modric deserves to win the Ballon d'Or if they win Sunday's final, describing his team-mate as the "best midfield player in the world". They had a real chance to reach the semi-finals, but at the critical moment some of the athletes have not sustained nerves, and they did not realize the 11-meter kicks.

"We do not want to stop, we will try to play our best game [against England]".

HNS also said that Vukojevic and Vida apologised for their statements, saying they were not meant to be political messages but "unfortunately left room for such interpretations".

"We deserved to reach the final".

'We were unlucky in previous major tournaments, particularly at Euros, but now we are collecting those debts at the World Cup this year'.

The Russian team lost to Croatia on penalties in the 1/4 finals of the World Cup with the score 3:4.

We have two matches to play and we are very motivated.

Croatia will now lock horns with France in the World Cup final on July 15.

Harry Redknapp feels England can be proud of their efforts at the World Cup but rued the lack of a Luka Modric-type midfielder after the Three Lions' semi-final defeat to Croatia. "We dominated the game physically, mentally, in all aspects". It's a dream come true for us after such a long time.

And, if all else fails, Croatia can always go into a penalty shootout confident that they will come out as winners.

England now meet Belgium in the third-place playoff on Saturday. After going down early in the game, Croatia fought back and won the game in extra time courtesy of goals scored by Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic.

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