'We've got Real Madrid genes!' - Modric hails Croatia's 'never die' attitude ahead of crucial World Cup semi-final against Argentina
- World Soccer Today -
Luka Modric has compared Croatia's never-give-up attitude to Real Madrid ahead of a crucial World Cup semi-final against Argentina.
Make makes Croatia-Madrid comparisonClaims two teams have similar attitudeFace Argentina in the semi-final
WHAT HAPPENED? The 37-year-old midfielder guided his side to their second consecutive World Cup semi-final after Croatia beat pre-match favorites Brazil on penalties. He was also delighted to face former club rival Lionel Messi and is ready to cross the semi-final hurdle again.
WHAT THEY SAID: To El Chiringuito Modric: You could say we have the same DNA as Real Madrid because we kept going until the end and never gave up.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Facing Messi and Co, the Croatian captain told Spanish television that I would like to play another semi-final, against a strong team, not just an opponent I want. Of course Leo is huge, he's their best player and we'll have a lot of trouble stopping him, but we Get ready and we'll go all out. I hope that's enough to make it to the finals.
WHAT NEXT FOR CROATIA? Zlatko Dalic's side will make their third World Cup semi-final appearance in history against La Albiceleste on Tuesday.