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Modric: Croatia Deserved To Beat Nigeria

Modric: Croatia Deserved To Beat Nigeria

Croatia skipper Luka Modric has stated that they deserved to beat Nigeria in their Group D 2018 World Cup clash on Saturday.

Modric was on target from the penalty spot as he made it 2-0 following William Troost-Ekong’s foul on Mario Mandzukic.

Croatia had gone 1-0 from the first half after Andrej Kramaric’s header came off Oghenekaro Etebo.

“It’s a great start for Croatia, we deserved to win,” Modric said during his post-match comments.

‘Nigeria played well, but we were better. I’m happy that I scored the penalty, I’m satisfied with how I scored. Ronaldo? Yes, he scored a great penalty kick in this tournament as well.”

The Real Madrid star, who was also voted Budweiser Man of the Match, said they will build on the win against Nigeria in their subsequent games.

“I believe that on the wings of this win we will up our game and continue our journey in the way that we planned before coming here.”

Croatia’s next game is against Argentina on Thursday while Nigeria will hope to bounce back when they face Iceland on Friday.

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  • Yes they did o. Better (mature and experienced) team selection. Better tactical formation and awareness. Better discipline and class. Better coach. Better organization. Better mental preparedness. Better approach. Better application. Better jersey. Better strikers and midfielders. Better mature goalkeeper. Better than the Super Eagles who were more like Super Chickens last night

    • kekee 3 years ago

      @Sura the Tailor,

      black man mentality: hate everything you have butt cherish others ho may no b as good as what he has.

    • kekee 3 years ago

      @Sura the Tailor,your comments reflect a typical black man and Nigeria press mentality: hate everything he has but cherish others especially oyinbo who may not be as good as what he has.ye ye….

  • Sunnyb 3 years ago

    Modric I know blame you, no bi ur fault, thanks to clues NFA and our red snapper coach.with ur Madrid experience u was out played by etebo, if had a good coach u wouldn’t be running ur mouth.