Luka Modric has hit back at England journalists and television pundits following Croatia’s passage to the World Cup final.
The Blazers advanced to their first World Cup final in the history after a 2-1 victory over England in the semi-final of the tournament.
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Proud of that team, unlike previous England sides we’ve played with pride & passion. No one thought we would get this far and the future looks good. No one can deny Croatia were the better side and deserved to go on to face France in the final #england #croatia #worldcup2018 #gutted #itsnotcominghome
The Zlatko Dalić side came from behind to win with goals from Ivan Perisic in the second-half and Mario Mandzukic in the second-half of extra-time.
Real Madrid midfielder Modric, who played a key role in the second half of the game, has revealed that the English media should be more humble.
“English journalists, pundits from television, they underestimated Croatia tonight and that was a huge mistake,” Modric told ITV.
“All these words from them we take, we were reading and we were saying ‘ok, today we will see who will be tired.’
“They should be more humble and respectful. We showed we weren’t tired. We dominated mentally and physically.
“We should have scored before extra-time but we have to be proud now of what we have done.”
“This is an amazing achievement for us,” he said. “It’s a dream come true after such a long time.
“We are in the final. It is the biggest success in Croatian history in the sport and we have to be proud.”
Croatia captain, Luka Modric, who has been linked with Manchester United, will lead his side to the tournament final on Sunday to take on France.