Croatian national team coach Zlatko Daric said at a press conference after losing 0-3 to Argentina in the 2022 Qatar World Cup semifinals on the 14th (hereinafter Korean time), “Modric will remain for himself, and his national team career will last for a year and a half. It can last longer,” he said.
“The World Cup is over for this generation, including Modric. We’ll see what happens in 2026. We have a great team, and this generation will finish their national careers at Euro 2024.”
“My national team contract is valid until Euro 2024. In six months there is the Nations League final. My plan is to lead Croatia to the Euro 2024 finals,” he said.
Modric is the second most famous star in Croatia after Davor Šuker. Starting with the 2006 World Cup in Germany, he has competed in four World Cups. He also won runner-up in the 2018 Russian competition. In this Qatar tournament, he also led the team to the semifinals with fantastic match coordination in the midfield.
Modric, who was named Croatian Player of the Year in 2014, won the Golden Ball in Russia in 2018. In 2018, he was honored with the Ballon d’Or, Europe’s highest authority.
Above all, 토토 it has maintained the best performance in the European big leagues for 14 years. Modric, who played four years in the English Premier League wearing a Tottenham uniform in the summer of 2008, is active as a main midfielder even after moving to Real Madrid in the summer of 2012. He leads young players such as Federico Valverde (24) and Orelli Anchua Meni (22) in midfield.
Daric, who has been in charge of the Croatia national team since October 2017, has no way not to extend the contract. Four years ago, at the Russian tournament, which he prepared for only six months, he won runner-up, and prepared for four years to advance to the semifinals. In particular, on the 10th, in the quarterfinal match against ‘championship candidate’ Brazil, he showed no signs of being pushed back and achieved a miracle by winning after a penalty shootout.