“I can’t take the injured player to the European Cup. I’m sorry, but the situation is not the best,” Zlatko Dalich told us after his first training in Rovinj, where he called. All players he can participate in the European Championship.
Dejan Lovren was not among them. We found that his knee ligament injury required three to six weeks of rest. The Croatian national team headquarters has not disclosed the details of the MRI results, but we managed to find that Lovren lost 99.9% for the euro. Dalic will wait a few more days-to be more precise, until midnight on Tuesday, UEFA must submit the final list of players for European review. According to the new rules, there will be 26 players participating. If Lovren can’t, Dalic will count on Josco Guardiola.
That’s why he called Igor Bišćan, the young national team’s selector last night, and told him about the problem in defense. In addition to Lovren, Philip Uremovich has also been questioned. Dalic will certainly not lead players who are not fully prepared to participate in the European Cup.
“We finished the game today, but there is a problem-Lovren felt that an old knee ligament injury caused him to miss Zenit’s last four games. We will see how things go. I hope everything goes well and we must be optimistic. We are working hard, the game is going very fast, the boys have had a difficult season, it is not easy for them. Uremovich’s problem is also the same. They are in this state. We will be in a few days See everything inside,” Dalic said, due to Ulemovich’s injury, he has joined Osijek goalkeeper Milo Skoric.
The key question is what the coach will do if Lovren cannot participate in the European Cup. As far as we know, he and Bishcha talked about Guardiola. Guardiola is a player on the national team A list, but is currently preparing for the U21 European Championship quarter-finals with the young Croatian team. May 31st in Maribor. According to the information we have, Bishcaan will leave Guardiola for the A national team, but not before the rehearsal with the Spaniard. Previously, Bishcan and Dalic agreed that the participation of players from both sides (Gvardiol, Ivanusek, Bradalic) will depend on the young national team’s performance in the quarter-finals. It also depends on the situation of the A national team. The current situation of Dalic’s team is not optimistic, despite the coach’s advice to the contrary.
Guardiol told us yesterday that Dalic has achieved his dream when he included him in the European national team.
“I am very happy to be a member of the team because it has top players and big stars. I look forward to Dalic’s invitation, but first we need to do business with the young national team,” said Dynamo, who is continuing His professional career Red Bull Leipzig in exchange for the Croatian champion more than 20 million euros in compensation.
Considering that Guardiola is already on Dalic’s list, the question is whether the A national team’s selectors will again call for stronger defense. In the poll released by Index in that game, Mario Vušković from Hajduk is currently leading.