Croatia play down fatigue fears as they eye England scalp

Rex Christensen
July 11, 2018

Croatia looked a little vulnerable in the second half against Denmark and then conceded a set-piece against Russian Federation.

English fans will spend the hours leading up to the match nervously waiting to see if "it" will indeed be coming home for the first time since 1966-when the squad won the World Cup in England. It is the 2006 World Cup and we are playing Spain in the round of 16, a knockout match.

"This is maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity".

"This generation has been underrated for a long time but they have shown their qualities when it matters and they will go down in history as a great generation that has come close to the "bronze Vatreni" of 1998". We have come back after 20 years to the semis and we deserve it.

If England wins Wednesday, it'll sure be one awesome atmosphere at that show. "Probably nobody would go to work!"

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Lovren was hauled off after 31 minutes of Liverpool's 4-1 Premier League defeat at Wembley, with Spurs racing into an early two-goal lead as a result of errors from the centre-half.

Asked what he would be demanding from his players, the England coach told ITV: "To be able to keep doing what we have been doing, play with real defensive discipline, good organisation, tactical awareness. You're just nit-picking in terms of my performances".

Lovren continued: "I have all respect for Harry Kane".

Whilst the United Kingdom and Spanish media had already ruled Vrsaljko out, the 26-year-old Atlético Madrid defender told HNTV that he will do all he can to be fit.

Dalic refused to confirm whether right-back Sime Vrsaljko would miss the game after the Atletico Madrid player came off in extra-time against Russian Federation. "We do not want to say we are exhausted, because there are still plenty of opportunities to exhaust ourselves". He has some minor problems but we are facing a huge game.

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