” It is not easy to play against them, but our players have to enjoy the match. If Argentina is better, they should congratulate them. Our match of truth will be against Iceland.
“He (Messi) is a player who can solve a game or hit a hat-trick. But we’re not afraid, and we were able to beat Germany, England, Italy… We have a young coach, and players with us who are our future and we have to play football. We are at the World Cup, and in the first round we saw a number of surprises.”
Šuker expressed surprise by the poor performance of Argentina at their opening match of the World Cup against Iceland.
“No one expected this, and I thought Argentina would celebrate 3:0. We are not afraid of Argentina or big teams like Germany and Spain. Croatia has nothing to lose and can achieve a lot.”
Commenting on Nikola Kalinic who was sent home by Croatia coach Zlatko Dalić after it was reported he refused to come on as a substitute against Nigeria, the current Croatia