ILIJA LONČAREVIĆ and Hrvoje Štrok came to Index’s studio as guests the day after the draw between Croatia and the Czech Republic. The oldest coach in the history of Croatian football, the legendary midfielder who wore a Rijeka jersey and left the deepest mark on the HNL jersey, commented on the events of the Croatian national team.
Loncarrevic made a particularly harsh judgment on the Croatian national team and Zlatko Dalic, who repeatedly stated that the current situation is not good and cannot see how to improve.
“On the day before the Champions League game, Dalic lost faith in a center he swore. What does this mean? Why is this? Because he did not perform well against Belgium? Well, everyone did not perform well. What does this mean? It means that Guardiola made two or three breakthroughs after Barisic’s injury? He is now a player in the national team. Is this a deal? I don’t understand this.” Tsarevich said, adding:
“If there is a team, there is a standard team. Look at the French team, they have played in the same team for 4-5 years. They know each other on the field. How we plan to play under these conditions, based on What? Now it doesn’t matter what exactly it is. For the player’s sake, let him be a player of any standard. Why do we judge them based on friendly matches? We are always bad in friendly matches and we cannot beat Malta. Yes. Anyone have any information? Why doesn’t he change Luka Modric when he is weaker against England? Weaker, I mean weaker than the extraordinary level he always showed.”
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