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Underestimating Croatia Was A Huge Mistake – Modric Rebukes English Media After 2-1 Win Over England



Luka Modric who will lead Croatia into their first ever World Cup final after they beat England 2-1, said that the English media underestimated Croatia, adding that it was a huge mistake.

32-year-old Real Madrid star, Luka Modric, on Wednesday night rebuked English journalists and pundits who had ‘underestimated’ Croatia after his team’s 2-1 World Cup semi-final victory over the Three Lions of England.

While speaking to ITV Sport after the match, the captain said detractors ‘should be more humble’ and show greater respect after his side’s 2-1 extra-time win shattered England’s dreams of glory in Russia.

According to Dailymail UK, Modric, who will on Sunday lead Croatia into their first ever World Cup final, suggested his team had set out to prove a point after noting unfavourable views aired by critics prior to Wednesday’s match.

Modric claimed it was a ‘huge mistake’ that English media ‘underestimated Croatia’

He said; ‘Especially English journalists, pundits from television, they underestimated Croatia tonight and that was a huge mistake.

‘All these words from them we take, we were reading and we were saying, ‘OK, today we will see who will be tired’.

‘And like I said they should be more humble and respect more opponents. But we showed again that we we not tired, we dominated the game physically, mentally, in all aspects.’

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Modric who has dazzled in Russia, is now just a victory (over France) away from lifting the biggest prize in world football.