The coach of Croatia, beaten by Spain in the Champions League final, hopes that his master to play (37 years old) will extend in selection.
Zlatko Dalic, coach of Croatia, beaten Sunday by Spain in the final of the League of Nations (0-0, 5-4 on penalties) declared at a press conference: “First of all, I want to congratulate Spain for winning this trophy, and I want to congratulate our players for this great match, our fans too, who supported us and created this beautiful atmosphere. We lost – too bad – but we can be proud (…) We had quality, we were at the level. I have nothing to regret. (On the future of 37-year-old Croatian playmaker Luka Modric) Luka said he would make his own decision. This is what is fairest. We must rest after all this, think about it. There was a lot of adrenaline and emotions. He delivered a great match, he ran again for 120 minutes for the second time in four days (Croatia had already had to go through extra time against the Netherlands in the semi-finals, editor’s note). I hope he stays, he is a very important player for us.»