File picture of Luka Modric© AFP
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic on Monday appealed to star midfielder Luka Modric to remain amid rising hypothesis the captain will retire from worldwide soccer. Dalic’s feedback got here a day after Croatia misplaced 5-4 on penalties to Spain within the Nations League ultimate in Rotterdam. “We want him, this can be a technology that also didn’t full the job,” Dalic instructed reporters after returning to Zagreb. The Actual Madrid participant famously led Croatia to a second-place end on the 2018 World Cup and third place eventually 12 months’s match in Qatar.
Croatia had been chasing their first ever main trophy in opposition to a Spain staff Modric, 37, is aware of inside out.
On Monday, entrance pages throughout Croatia ran footage of the dejected midfielder following the nail-biting defeat.
“It was relatively emotional for him yesterday,” mentioned Dalic.
“Let him relaxation and he’ll inform us what he thinks,” the coach added.
On Sunday, Modric mentioned he had already made a “clear resolution” about his worldwide profession however didn’t elaborate, in keeping with stories in native media.
“I can’t announce it right this moment,” mentioned Modric, whereas leaving the stadium in Rotterdam.
Modric has performed in 166 matches for Croatia since his debut in 2006.
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