Luka Modric will continue playing with Croats.

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Croatia boss Zlatko Davic has confirmed that 37-year-old midfielder Luka Modric will continue to play for Croatia football team.

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic confirmed ahead of Monday’s game against Japan in the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup. That 37-year-old captain Luka Modric will play Croatia. According to reports from Marca on Sunday. 

Modric has made his senior debut for Croatia since 2006 UFABET. The 37-year-old midfielder is set to make his 159th appearance against Japan on Monday. He was involved in four World Cups and four Euros before Dalic insisted Modric had no plans to retire from the national team.

‘This will not be the last tournament he will play for Croatia.’ Dalic said of Modric. 

‘He is professional and in good shape. You can see how he trains work to develop yourself. It’s something that has never happened before.’

‘We need Modric for some time in the future’ 

The Croatian coach also added on facing Japan: ‘Spain and Germany dominated the game over Japan, maybe they were too confident and Japan punished them for that’.

‘We have experience and we must not relax for a second. They won’t compromise the number. So are we.’

‘We have to have maximum concentration after we lose the ball’ 

Yachko Guardiol, the 20-year-old centre-back who played in his first World Cup final, added he expects Modric to remain at the core of the Croatian squad going forward. go too

‘When you come to a national team with (Mateo) Kovacic, (Marcelo) Brozovic and Luka Modric in midfield, half of your problems are solved.’ 

‘You have much fewer thoughts in your mind. And I really hope this won’t be his last World Cup.’