ANTE REBIĆ and Domagoj Bradarić will speak at the national team press conference in Rovinj today, four days before the European Championship against England at Wembley.
Behind both are successful seasons at the club level. Bradalic won the Ligue 1 title with Lille, while Rebic scored 11 league goals for Milan and won the Serie A runner-up with the club.
“We prepared very well for the first game. We analyzed Belgium and we saw the shortcomings. We will be fully prepared for the game,” Rebic said in the introduction.
Regarding the best combination to rank second in the group, he said:
”We didn’t talk about it with each other. We will work hard to win every game and win as much as possible. In any case, we must fight the strongest. ”
“The England national team has a lot of young players, but there are also players we know. I don’t think they are thinking about what happened three years ago, but they are preparing for this encounter just like us. I don’t think the England team has weaknesses. But we will be as prepared as possible to strive for the best results,” Rebic replied when reviewing Croatia’s game against England in the World Cup.
“Our goal is to qualify for the group. The possible loss of England does not make much sense. Two new games are coming soon and we can reach the goal.”
”Where am I going to play? This is the coach’s problem, we are all ready to play where he tells us. As for preparation, I am ready. I was at the club in the second half of the season, because Ibrahimovic was absent, I played in pure peak form. If I play the same game in the national team, it is not a problem for me. I am not tired of numbers, goals are important to me, but not important to me. I scored a goal in Russia, we reached the final, and now I will sign such a script,” he added.
” Playing at Wembley will not play a big role, nor will it be an advantage for the England team. We won’t be full, we’re used to playing in front of empty stands,” Rebic said of the first game, and then further explained what it’s like to play in such an atmosphere:
” Unfortunately there are no fans, but we have been so long. We may find it strange when they come back. “
The last question for Rebic is whether England has learned from the recent game against Croatia and whether they think they may once again underestimate Zlatko Dalic’s team.
”The players should underestimate us, but I don’t think so. They know the qualities they have, but they also understand our qualities. Everything else is over,” Rebic concluded.
After Rebic, Domagoy Bradalic came to the microphone.
“I can say that the training is good, everyone is working hard, and the team is of high quality. We are studying tactics. As for me, I am here, I am working, and we will see what happens. My position is very competitive It’s fierce, but we all hope to have a chance. I hope to have a chance and work hard for it. The decision is on the menu,” Bradalic began. He was asked if Croatia could surprise the game against England because Lille surprised Paris Saint-Germain in the French Championship.
”Of course, everyone who has won something has the mentality and motivation to win. Games like this are a bit different, and predictions are impossible. What we can do is try our best to play like a team. “