Modric Takes a Swipe at English Media After Croatia Win
Luka Modric took aim at the disrespect shown to his side after Croatia beat England 2-1 in their World Cup semifinal clash to seal a date with France in the finals.
Modric accused pundits and the media of disrespecting Croatia by crowing about the chances of Gareth Southgate’s men.
“People were talking … English journalists, pundits from television,” Modric told the media.
“They underestimated Croatia tonight and that was a huge mistake.
“All these words from them we take, we were reading and we were saying, ‘OK, today we will see who will be tired.’ They should be more humble and respect their opponents more.
“We showed again that we were not tired – we dominated the game mentally and physically. We should have killed the game even before extra time.
“This is an amazing achievement for us – it’s a dream come true after such a long time. We are in the final and that is the biggest success in Croatia history. We have to be proud.”