Luka Modric said that it was disappointing for them to have lost their game against England in the Nations League. When asked whether England has improved since their last meeting at the World Cup, he said that it was to the England team to assess whether they have improved or not.
He said that England has an exciting young team and that they have some good players. He believes that they only can get better and that they will be among the favorites to win the Euro 2020.
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Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson believes Luka Modric truly deserves The Best Player of the Year award from FIFA after being influential for club and country last term. The Croatia international bagged his third successive Champions League crown with Real Madrid last season and he thereafter went on to star for Croatia at the World Cup where they were eventually runners up to France.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Merson feels there are no question marks regarding the Croatian’s showing at the World Cup and highlighted the semi-final against England as one of his standouts, he said: “Definitely. For the World Player of the Year, the pinnacle is the World Cup and the way he performed at the tournament was just unreal. In the England game, he just constantly kept on running. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone as fit as that on a football pitch. He just kept on going and going and not just running, his quality. I just think he’s top, top drawer.”
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Former Barcelona coach and current manager of the Spanish national side LuizEnriuqehas named his squad to face Croatia and England. Spain named a young crop of stars to face the Three Lions and then World Cup finalist Croatia.
Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and David Silva, who were part of the award winning teams, have since retired so Enrique is charged with building a new squad that can help restore Spain to their former top spot in Europe.
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