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Rohr Wary Of El Clásico Croatians Modric, Rakitic, Kovacic

Rohr Wary Of El Clásico Croatians Modric, Rakitic, Kovacic

Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr is wary of the threat the Real Madrid duo of Luka Modrid and Mateo Kovacic as well as Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic will pose when the
Super Eagles play the Vatreni of Croatia in their opening 2018 FIFA World Cup game on June 16 at the 35,000 capacity Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia.
Rohr believes the three players are the pivot on which coach Zlatko Dalic has built his team on and the Nigeria boss sees that as a clear and considerable area of strength. The Nigeria boss stresses that his Super Eagles must be set up in their opening match to combat “one of the best midfields”  in the competition. If fit, Modric, Rakitic and Kovacic look likely to form a formidable triumvirate in central midfield for Croatia at Russia  2018. Add in competition for places from the likes of Fiorentina’s Milan Badelj and Inter Milan’s Marcelo Brozovic, and it is no wonder that this department of Dalic’s team is held in such high regard.
Dalic believes Modric gives the team the fuel to perform on the field.
The coach said: “He is our best player – he’s the engine that makes us go. He’s also a captain who leads by example. He always gives his maximum, he sets high standards with his attitude, aggression and energy on the pitch, and with his behaviour off it.
”While Rakitic has an incredible season in the LaLiga, helping Barcelona set an unbeaten run in the 35 games the has played so far this term, Kovacic is described as the future of the Croatia team, described as an incredible talent.”

COMMENTS

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  • Hammed 6 months ago

    In truth this Croatia’s midfield is blessed with talented and experienced players in the mould of Barca’s Rakitic and R. Madrid’s Modric & Kovacic. But Gernt Rohr has to look for a way to nullify them with Mikel Obi, Ndidi if fit & John Ogu.

  • Abdul andah 6 months ago

    I thank God they are this known and marked but the likes of ndidi, Mikel and iwobi ain’t that known unlike those guys mentioned and am sure the eagles is going to give the Croatian team a wake up call and by that time it might be too late for them…
    Let’s watch out! National team game is totally different when compared to the club football game eg:Messi has won virtually everything in his club career but hasn’t done so with the array of stars in the Argentine national team.
    Germany has no stars like Argentina but they have won the World Cup many times than the argies.
    Am even scared of Iceland team than the so called paraded stars of Croatian team.

  • stanley 6 months ago

    Forget illustrations and analysis. If Croats were that good, why didn’t win the EUFA nations championship.Did they top their group at the qualifying campaign. 
    Football is about having the strength to run for 90 minutes. Which I have seen most of the mentioned players don’t have. 
    Underate eagles you pay for it. 

  • Bekee 6 months ago

    That is why playing 3-5-2 is best against them to choke the midfield or resort to wing play and abandon midfield for them.