‘We Want Him’: Croatia Coach Asks Luka Modric To Postpone Retirement | Soccer Information

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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 last in Rotterdam. “We need him, this is a generation that still did not complete 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 finally 12 months’s match in Qatar.

Croatia had been chasing their first ever main trophy towards a Spain group 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 rather emotional for him yesterday,” stated Dalic.

“Let him rest and he will tell us what he thinks,” the coach added.

On Sunday, Modric stated he had already made a “clear decision” about his worldwide profession however didn’t elaborate, based on experiences in native media.

“I will not announce it today,” stated Modric, whereas leaving the stadium in Rotterdam.

Modric has performed in 166 matches for Croatia since his debut in 2006.

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