Luka Sućić is 20 years old.
Let me repeat that. Luka Sučič is ONLY 20 years old.
Yet, I received texts from Croatian buddies yesterday during the Dinamo-Salzburg match saying: “How has Sučič not scored against Dinamo in 2 games?”
“Sučić didn’t take the game over versus Dinamo.”
“How did Sučić not score that?” (after rocking the crossbar)
The kid is starting in Champions League matches for the Austrian title holders. He already has great poise, and most importantly, makes a difference. Sučić is still maturing his game but in the years to come, he will offer Croatian football something it has not seen in decades: FIREPOWER UP THE MIDDLE.
Luka Sučić is not afraid to shoot the ball. He’s also not afraid to dribble. There’s a certain confidence which borders arrogance that goes with his game. But that’s what we say about all the greats. He reminds me a lot of Ivan Perišić if Perišić played in the center of the field. Look at the clip below vs. Dinamo where Sučić dances through two defenders before rocketing a shot from 18 yards out off the crossbar. He was within three inches of winning the game for Salzburg at Maksimir Tuesday night and nearly did it all by himself.
Sučić is going to offer the Croatian offense a predator-like look. He will run at opposing defenses and shoot at will. Whether it’s from 13 or 33 yards out, he’s simply not afraid.
And for those of you saying he should have scored a goal this week. I would rather see him whip through the Dinamo defense and rattle shots off the crossbar than score easy tap-in goals.
Sučić is going to be great. This is only the tip of the iceberg. He’s also going to be selfish. But most importantly, he’s going to fun to watch!