England was the better team on the day. They could have easily scored one or two in the 1st half with one shot ringing off the post. The Croatian defense absolutely became Swiss cheese on England’s lone goal with two missed tackles.
The Vatreni did nothing offensively and are missing a true striker to work off of. Gvardiol’s nerves showed in his first major match for Croatia. He’s only 19. He will be fine.
I’ve said this a million times and I will say it again. You can’t play Kova and Modrić in the same midfield unless your goal is to play for the draw and control possession throughout. Kova actually had a good game but there was no weaponry around him.
Perišić was sloppy on the wing. Rebić couldn’t do it my himself up top.
A bit disappointing that Croatia has only scored one goal in their last three matches, but the real tournament starts now. Czech Republic is next on Friday. 2nd place is this the goal. The Vatreni need to show up in the next game.