MODRIC AFTER PLACING IN THE FINALS: Football is my driving force, this is one of those crazy matches

Croatia defeated the Netherlands after extra time in the semi-finals of the League of Nations with a score of 4:2, and the scorer of the fourth goal, Luka Modric, spoke after this match.

The 38-year-old midfielder doesn’t want to stop, yesterday he delighted the fans of this sport with another great game, and as a reward, he scored a goal from the penalty spot in the 116th minute, which took Croatia to the final.

Zlatko Dalic’s team has a chance to win the first trophy in the history of the Croatian national football team, and for that, they will need to defeat the winner of tonight’s duel between Spain and Italy.

“I simply love football. It is my strength and my driving force. Maybe we didn’t go in properly for the first 15-20 minutes. As the game progressed, we got better. We deservedly won. Maybe we could have avoided those overtimes,” said Modric after the match.

Croatia had great support at the “De Kuip” stadium, where they felt like hosts.

“Before the game, we went out to warm up and were surprised by the number of our fans. We felt, as you yourself said, at home.”

Croatia was losing at halftime thanks to a goal by Malen, and Kramaric and Pasalic brought about a turnaround in the second half of the game.

When it seemed that Croatia was going to the final in the last minutes, Lang scored a goal and took the match into overtime. “Crazy match” in which the Croats won in extra time thanks to Luka Modric.

The Real midfielder assisted Petkovic’s goal and also set the final score in the 116th minute from the penalty spot.

The captain of the selection Zlatko Dalic wants the first trophy with the national team, and many announce that this could also be his farewell to the Croatian jersey.

“This is one of those crazy matches. For neutral fans, a great match, with a lot of opportunities. We’re only half done. We have to confirm all this on Sunday”, concluded Modric, who did not want to talk about the withdrawal.

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