CroatianSports.com caught up with 19 year-old Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Luka Sučić, one of Croatia’s brightest talents in football. He has already made three appearances for the Croatian National Team, and has been capped by the U-21 squad seven times, scoring five goals. Sučić was arguably the Austrian Bundesliga’s best midfielder last season.
CroatianSports: How did it feel to be part of the first Croatian team to finally beat France? How was the atmosphere in the locker room after the game?
Luka Sučić: It’s a great feeling to be part of such a team. After the game, the atmosphere was great, it couldn’t have been better. There was singing and drinking in the locker room and it continued at the hotel later that night!
CroatianSports: You already said Modric was your idol growing up. He is 36 and playing the best football of his life. What did you learn from him in the locker room?
Luka Sučić: What to say about Modrić, only the best. I watch everything he does in training and matches, and I admire him and hope that he will continue to play for a long time.
CroatianSports: What emotions do you have about playing in your first World Cup in 4 months?
Luka Sučić: It’s every player’s dream to be on the squad list, and also to play well for my club (Salzburg). We’ll see what happens.
CroatianSports: Who have you become good friends with on the National Team? Why him?
Luka Sučić: I hang out the most with Pongračić, Stanišić, and Ćaleta-Car. The four of us hang out a lot.
CroatianSports: All of us on the website watched the assistant coaches play. Who is your favorite assistant coach? You have some Croatian legends to choose from!
Luka Sučić: I don’t have a favorite assistant coach. But I can only be happy that each of them coaches me seeing what clubs they played for during their careers!
I love Sučić, and hope he is ready to play his part.
But we got prime Rebić ready to go.
Please call him up for September and let’s see what he looks like.
You go to the World Cup with your best 26.
How do you know that Rebic is prime?? Based on two goals in exhibition matches??
I don’t understand your logic Soul Champ…
Even as a fan of Rebic’s you have to admit that it’s way to early to tell. You just do not have enough to go on there.
So he’s not slaven bilic in front of the mic…let him do his talking on the field!
The kid does a future in politics with the way he answers and evades questions!
Young kid who could be in Qatar- I say he plays and plays well – we have had good luck with left footed big kids- maybe Mandzu part 2
He’s a midfielder not a forward
Thanks, Markus- oh geez, no chance he’s playing -scratch that.
He’ll be apart of the squad, he won’t start though.
LOL no problem
Maybe you were mixing him up with Roko Simic
Yeah he most likely won’t be starting but he’s a great piece off the bench
He’s got a nose for goal so he’s a nice midfield scoring threat for us
Have been following the site for MANY years and LOVE watching the interviews with many different athletes. In fairness to this kid, you are not going to get any meat from these types of questions.
What was he supposed to say on the question regarding his favorite assistant without making anyone feel bad (and why is that even relevant)? Were there restrictions as to the type of questions or the amount to get access to him?
I would have liked to have heard something like:
1) Were you expecting more playing time in the Champions League?
2) Have you discussed with Dalic the possibility of playing forward in any of the matches?
3) How did it feel playing in your first CAP?…what was the biggest adjustment you had to make from the U21’s to the Senior National Team?
4) What was it like coming on late in the match against France and almost scoring the game winner?
5) Do you think you can be a starter for the World Cup?
In his defense, we didn’t learn anything new about him or what makes him tick.
How would you know we didn’t ask other questions along the way? He answered what he wanted to. We are very grateful for that
He’s 19 years-old. No need to tug on his strings with pressuring questions so young. Keep it light, build a relationship
Won’t be the last time we speak with him!
No need to defend yourself my man!! If people don’t get it, they never will
Well done! Fantastic to get Sucic to acknowledge the site and answer a few questions. Svaka cast!
CroatiaU14 has been chasing Sucic, along with others, on IG for interviews for over a year. Sucic alone has ghosted us 5-6 times. Not much of a talker. But I’m okay with that as long as he shows up on the field.
Soft interview. Yes. But not because of U14. See you at the Rose Bowl this weekend for Real Modric! 🙂
You guys need to hire some blonde piece of ass to chase these guys on IG for interview questions.
You won’t be getting ghosted, especially by some 19 year old Bosanac. He’ll answer everything.
Ha ha. Imagine?
This site would crash if that happened.
Currently in our interview process. Send them on down…
All is good
Everyone have a good night !
Thanks for the added info! I am looking forward to the second interview where we ask for his favorite color if he is this sensitive (JUST KIDDING!!!). 😉
Looking forward to the upcoming interviews.
Oh we asked. But he didn’t feel like answering… 😉
More to come!
Uh oh. He hangs out with Pongračić, Stanišić, and Ćaleta-Car the most?
Hopefully he is influenced more by Stanišić than by Ćaleta-Car and Pongračić, lol.
I knew you were gonna have something to say about that 😂
Wish there was some more meat to this bone … greater answers/ in depth would be nice. Too short
You should reach out to him!