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Croatia Coach Pleased With Victory Over Argentina And “World’s Best Player” Messi

Croatia Coach Pleased With Victory Over Argentina And “World’s Best Player” Messi

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has described his team’s performance in their 3-0 win against Argentina in their second Group D game of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup on Thursday as excellent.

Argentina were swept away in the second half by Croatiaq following goals from Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic.


It was Croatia’s first win against a South American team at the World Cup after five meetings.

Reacting to the win, Dalic stated he was confident his team would progress from the group stage.

“From day one I’ve trusted my team. I didn’t believe we would be through after the second game, but I believed we would be through eventually. Argentina weren’t confused, we were excellent,” Dalic said in his post-match press conference.

“We’ve emerged from the group after two games. We’ve beaten Argentina with the best player in the world – Messi – and we played a fantastic match, everything was top notch. However, we have to be calm, humble, dignified, put in a good shift in a disciplined and responsible manner and as a team.

“I want my 22nd player in the squad to be as good as my first. Hunger and desire for victory: this is the only way we can achieve something. No one is happier than I am but I have to be calm, composed and keep my feet on the ground.”

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  • pls time 4 d 9ja match?

  • Omo9ja 5 years ago

    This coach knows his job very well. This is what I said earlier. NFF Should please talk to coach Rohr. He have no choice but to get his tactics right. CSN should also tell Mr. Rohr on how we are feeling about him after the first match against Croatia.

    I would changed my mind on one condition, if the coach can win against Iceland and Argentina, I will like to be his fan against. This his the second chance and he have something to prove to us.

    It shall be well with us all. Go Super Eagles of Nigeria. Goooooo and make us proud. God bless us all, God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Alexander Ochega 5 years ago

    Hmmm, well d ball is now in our court, d supereagles have their own 2018 world cup destiny in their own hands… pls eagles fly high!, we love you, we are behind you!

  • nigerias talk to much