He is 32, he has been around professionally for some 15 years now, and he had never talked to the Press like that, the way he did after Croatia’s 1-1 draw in Rijeka against Finland.
When we were looking for the goal, we had a few chances and initiative. When we scored, it was unbelievable that we would retreat against Finland, of all teams
Luka Modric told reporters, commenting on… what happened in the last minutes of the game against the Finns, a 1-1 that puts Croatia’s hopes of playing in the World Cup finals next year at serious-serious risk.
That Croatia was waiting for the final whistle against that kind of national team is… It is unbelievable that we are struggling against teams like Kosovo and Finland, where before we would have beaten them with ease
the Real Madrid midfielder said, having just played his 100th game with his national team.
Modric was asked about his coach as well, and it was impressive that he, the captain, didn’t have a word of support for Ante Cacic.
What do we do now? We started with him and now we have to just keep going. Until our match with Iceland, everything was fine and now all of a sudden nothing is of any worth. That’s the honest truth, the situation is catastrophic, but we still have a chance to make it right
Modric said, adding a little positive note in the end. Croatia are visiting Ukraine in their last game, and are still alive in the fight for the second spot, that should lead them to the playoffs.