Croatia will play the 8th round final of the European Championship against Spain in Copenhagen at 6 pm tomorrow. Earlier today, a press conference was held. Selector Zlatko Dalic and midfielder Marcelo Brozovic delivered speeches.
The main topic of the coach’s speech was the game with Spain, although most people were talking about the national team after Ivan Perisic had left Europe for most of the rest of the time after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Perisic must be quarantined for ten days, which means that if the Croatian team meets him, he will miss the rest of the knockout stage until the final. However, this part of the issue was taken over by the national team spokesperson Tomislav Packak after the press conference.
The press conference will be open to Marcel Brozovic.
How would you miss Perisic?
We all know how important Perisic is to this team, but there are many players here who can replace him in a high-quality way. Whoever enters his position, he will do his best.
Many Croatian players have played in Spain or have played in Spain. what is the benefit?
This is a small advantage, but it doesn’t make any sense. We have a responsibility to do our best.
In Spain, Busquets does what you do in Croatia. Will that duel decide the game?
He may not decide the whole game, but he will definitely decide part of it. We have a good midfielder, and whoever they impose more, he will be in a better position.
Is the solution to let the Spaniard take possession of the ball and attack them from the counterattack?
This is true in some parts of the game, but you can’t do this against the Spaniard throughout the game. Of course we will not defend the entire game. Of course we will not defend ourselves in front of the Spaniards.
How much does travel affect you?
They don’t bother, it’s all normal and part of life.
After the question to Marcel Brozović, there is also a question to the selector Dalić.