ZLATKO DALIĆ appeared in front of Nova TV’s camera shortly after defeating Belgium 1-0 in the last friendly match before the European Cup.
The confrontation with Belgium was to prepare for the England team waiting for the Croatian team in the first game of the group stage. Despite the defeat, Dalic was still very satisfied.
“This game brought us optimism. We played very well, the quality was good, the opponents were very strong, and we were equal. We admitted a goal that shouldn’t have happened. Maybe our striker is too weak, we don’t have Create enough opportunities. We are nice, compact and much better than before, which encourages me,” Dalic said, adding:
“We still have some things to solve and discuss. Especially some things that I don’t like, but we will solve them in the locker room. We must be closely united, there is not much talk and talk, we must follow our agreement We must have more vertical passes, we must shoot at the goal many times and enter the final with more players. We are forced by our opponents.
The reporter asked Dalic whether Josco Guardiol, who replaced Barisic at halftime, could choose to start from the first minute of the left-back against England. Dalic replied:
“I want to try him, he just came. He showed his ability, he showed his strength and quality, he is very close.”