FOOTBALL – “Giving football to the middle of our game is safer than having money in the financial institution” (Croatia)

At the press convention held this Sunday, the gamers of the Croatian nationwide staff Josip Juranovic, proper again and one of the most fascinating gamers of the Balkan formation, and the striker Bruno Petkovic, writer of the purpose that took the game. quarter-ultimate , and Brazil, due to penalties, leaving the group in the competitors, analyzed the questions associated to their group, ready for the duel with Argentina.

Josip Juranovic, when requested about the high quality of the Croatian participant, had no doubts: « Luka [Modric]Marcelo [Brozovic] and Matthew [Kovacic] he is the finest Croatian midfielder in historical past and I do not know when there can be one other one like him. Giving money to them is safer than having money in the financial institution. It will get simpler while you play with them. I’ve the alternative to share a locker room with these varieties of gamers and I’m completely happy to be right here. “

The want to beat Argentina is nice, in accordance to the Celtic proper-again who has been linked to the greed of Europe’s largest golf equipment: “We need to please our individuals, go dwelling proud and with our heads held excessive. The Argentines need the identical. We are a special nation. ‘no [n.d.r. quatro milhões de habitantes]however with a giant coronary heart.”

The secret of Croatia is easy, defined Juranovic: “We are an actual household and we reside collectively, we breathe one another from the first second to the final. That is the easy secret of our success.”

Regarding the methods to cease Messi, the staff analyzed: “We do not have a plan or an thought how to cease Messi, we do not take a look at one participant alone. I do not suppose we may have a particular plan for one opponent, as a result of Argentina has many good gamers and it is troublesome taking a look at just one.

Argentina, respect sure, concern no, defined the defender: “We shouldn’t be afraid of anybody.” We have to take a look at ourselves and tomorrow [segunda-feira] We will analyze the technique with the coach and resolve how to play.”

Juranovic additionally praised Morocco: “Maybe there was some skepticism in the Media after Morocco. [empate, 0-0, na fase de grupos], however we mentioned they’re staff and so they deserve to be the place they’re. I feel it is very profitable for the African staff. “

Bruno Petkovic admitted that the purpose towards Brazil was “the most necessary of his profession” and he admits that he nonetheless doesn’t perceive the outcomes of the time: “Now, slowly, after a while, I’m beginning. to know what this purpose has introduced.”

Regarding the staff’s efficiency, the participant confirmed: “Every game they play, Croatia is extra assured. From the starting, we confirmed extra in every game and confronted harder opponents. The purpose at the finish at all times offers extra confidence and, if we take a look at further time, dropping 1-0, we are able to see that the staff has not given up. We believed and mentioned that we nonetheless have time. That is the power of a staff that doesn’t quit, self-confidence, belief in the gamers and the coach.”


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