Zlatko Dalic, coach of the Croatian national football team, expressed his intention to compete with respect for Japan.
Croatia, led by coach Dalic, is facing Japan in the round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, scheduled at the Al Wakrah Al Janoub Stadium on the 6th at 0:00 (Korean time). Croatia acknowledged the competitiveness of Japan, which is causing the biggest change in this tournament, and showed that it would never look down on it.
According to the Croatian media Sportske Novosti>, 스포츠중계 at a press conference for the game against Japan on the night of the 4th, coach Dalic said, "I respect my opponent. "I know it click here is. We have to stay the same if we want to continue the tournament. We must not underestimate Japan. We will show who is better on the pitch."
He also commented on the health of his ace, Luka Modric. Regarding Modric, who is known to be out of condition, Dalic said, "I hope God will recover him. I don't like to talk about individual players, but Modric is a very important player to us. He is our leader."
If Croatia defeats Japan, they will face off against the winner of the head-to-head match between Brazil and South Korea in the quarterfinals. Attention is focusing on whether the potential of the runner-up team in the last tournament will be shown in the match against Japan.