Marcelo Brozović and Ivan Perišić came through big for Inter Milan this weekend in a 3-1 victory over Spezia. The win keeps Inter two points behind AC Milan with a game in hand. Brozović scored a beauty to open the scoreline in the 1st half as he absolutely blistered the ball into the top corner of the net from inside the box. Perišić would assist to extend the lead in the 72′ as he whipped in a sharp cross into the box for a deflection goal. Inter has all to play for this season with six matches remaining in their schedule.
- Mateo Kovačić was taken off with an ankle injury in the FA Cup semifinals. Speaking after the match, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel revealed Kovačić’s swollen ankle was “huge” and that the outlook wasn’t good. Chelsea could shelf Kova the rest of the season.
Brozovic is a world class #6, regista, CDM, or what ever you want to call the position.
He is deceptively quick and can run for days. He sees the picture before the ball comes to him. He has the Modrić type anticipation, where he intercepts balls like he has magnets on his feet.
Jakic is an engine as a back up and looked strong at the farca Frankfurt beat down.
Perišić is pure class. I am happy that they bought Gosens as that will allow him rest or to possibly play on the right?
Rebić strained his knee during halftime warm ups. You can’t make this shit up?!
He actually looked strong recently.
I still believe in Rebić.
I am confused bud, Rebic’s numbers are not showing this year, he has had plenty of injuries. He had the shittiest possible tourney for Croatia in the Euro where he was literally our worst player on the field (for anyone who was paying attention you must have seen this). As an individual he cannot hold ball well, has very poor dribbling skills, from what I saw on the past two season with Serie A and him on A C Milan I was not impressed at all. The dude is a trainwreck to put it mildly when I was watching him. Now the goals scored had to be in the perfect spot for him every time.
I don’t know this season but it would have had to been considerable improvment in my eyes because I do not see him a suitable replacement for the kind of player Persic is which is where I initially saw him and what I thought Dalic was hoping for in him.
So I do not know that I agree with you Soup Champ I just don’t see it when it comes to Ante Rebic…
I’ve always been a huge Rebic supporter….but you have to face the facts. Even when he’s fit, his game is completely off. No confidence, poor touches, etc. His career is quickly slipping away. There is absolutely no reason to consider a call up to the repka at this point. I hope he can turn things around for himself, but its not looking likely.
if Rebic comes back with the mindset of Tawakul _-
see this as your lesson ->
Please stop trying to impose your beliefs on a Croatian Sports forum. I sincerely hope that you seek professional help soon.
I liked it better when he talked about the god of halilovic personally and the anime soccer stuff
We should really try to keep politics and religion away from this forum but it’s not my place
It’s hard to moderate it all
Brozovic with a nice assist in Coppa today.
to bring back rakitic with the idea that he would compete for a starting spot or any entitlement would set back the forward momentum of the team. if they want some extra depth or locker room leadership and take him over moro with an understanding that he probably isn’t going to play…i could live with it
I agree go with the youth movement
And if we have a couple injuries before hand bring him in
Would love to see sucic in June
Gvardiol is on all the big clubs lists
Yes he is not haaland but I would say not a ton away from him as being wanted
Haaland tho apparently has a really messed up ankle he has been playing on
Read online kova has a ligament injury out for two weeks
Must be just a bad strain
Just probably swelled up bad
If we had space and the team wanted him why not take rakitic
Luka will probably get tired with a hopeful deep run in Qatar
Or if we suffer an injury or card trouble
Pretty good random guy to pull off the bench
Would you welcome RAKITIC back to the team 🇭🇷 !?
Do we need him?
He retired and so he can stay retired. Dalic bringing him back would be terrible.
1- we don’t need him we’re deep in the CM position.
2- Dalic needs to start incorporating youth into the lineup every great tournament team needs a mix of youth and veterans. A stale team is when things go sideways.
3- By calling Rakitic you open yourself to players being upset and rebellious to your authority. Dalic had a fresh start after euros and should stick to the plan. Only way I call rakitic is if we have a lot of injuries like 2 out of the big three can’t make WC.
great points, Vlad. I also think that some of the kids are more ready than we think- it’s all about money at the world cup- you are not getting another shot to have eyeballs on you and I say one or two kids will be on the roster or come off the bench to shine- i say maybe Sucic – kid has some game – in 6 months some of these kids will have a chance to go from kid to heeman superstar.
Sure he needs to incorporate the youth, but in the right ways.The problem with above posts is that Luka Modric is still the most consistent of players, no argument can prove this wrong. So you cannot say he will be too tired, or does not deserve to start. He just simply put is still our best player bar none. Before Kovacic, before Majer, and before Sucic… The consistency shows and he is still competing and playing the same game against the biggest teams and winning. So all of this needs to be factored into the argument. So I am sorry if I hugely disagree with agents made against Modric, this all needs to stop.
If you cannot back the arguments with some stats that don’t make the argument.
Yeah players will get tired and then the younger ones get their chance and them they need to step up. But for now the only older players that shouldn’t play, are the ones that play on the back line because they legitimately suck and it shows. So players like Lovren and or Vida need to go and players like Gvardiol and Sosa are definite must right now based on their form. Because the stats show, and their contribution to the Croatian team also has shown in previous games.
I think 99% of people agree that Modric should start. I think where most can’t agree is having a trio of Modric, brozo, and kovacic. For myself I don’t think kova and Modric should start together as they don’t complement each other. Only one true magician can roam the field like a general, two is just crowded. Majer brings something different in that final third, so does Sucic I don’t advocate to bring in youth just for the sake of bringing in youth.
I think you bring him as an off the bench option. The guy can create. If the younger guys dont step up or you get an injury, then you can lean on him. Sometimes we are so hot/cold you need a reliable guy to plug into the system to calm things down.
I’ve see how badly we play when you don’t have modric/broz/kovacic on the field sometimes – we look disjointed. Raktic provides stability and calmness. I’d be open to at least bringing him to the WC.
Honestly he is still a great player …
But I would worry like Vlad said of the incorporating him into the team … it would need to be done in a surgical manner to not disrupt the locker room chemistry.
Only in case of multiple injuries.
Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic and Kramaric (in case we go with him in the polušpica) is already deep in the central midfield.
We already have a rising talent in Lovro Majer, who already isn’t able to get time in our crowded central midfield.
Plus, Sucic is getting better every month. He should be called up more.
I’d only call him up if we lost a couple of these guys due to injury.
Ancelotti: “Modrić won’t play tomorrow, he’s tired.”
Finally Real Modrić gets a rest in preparation for Man City.
I’m not sure it’s fair to say kova will never be better than prime rakitic. I feel they are much different players and kovacic actually has a much higher industriousness and work rate than rakitic although he lacks rakitics bite in the final third
scholar………….a pious……….a pious……………scholar
a pious………..Guarding…….Guarding…………..a pious
person Angel Angel person
…………………………….. Madina ……………………………….
vs Anti-Christ | Dajjal |
_ at the end of time _
Jesus Christ will pray behind Al Mahdi …
Al Mahdi will be the captain)I for 7 – 9 years
“Jesus Christ will pray behind Al Mahdi …
Al Mahdi will be the captain)I for 7 – 9 years”
Who says that, you, or your false prophet lol?
“There will be 30 dajjals among my Ummah. Each one will claim that he is a prophet; but I am the last of the Prophets (Seal of the Prophets), and there will be no Prophet after me.”
Lol, the one that no prophet prophesied about is the “Seal of the Prophets”?
“The Dajjal is never mentioned in the Quran but he’s mentioned and described in the ḥadīth literature. Like in Christianity, the Dajjal is said to emerge out in the east, although the specific location varies among the various sources.”
“O Messenger of Allah, you mentioned Dajjal this morning, and you spoke of him as something despised but also alarming, until we thought that he was in the stand of date-palm trees.’ He said: ‘There are things that I fear more for you than the Dajjal. If he appears while I am among you, I will contend with him on your behalf, and if he appears when I am not among you, then each man must fend for himself, and Allah will take care of every Muslim on my behalf.”
Did your prophet Mohammed know he wouldn’t be around to “contend with” the Dajjal “on your behalf”?
My prophecy for the World Cup in Qatar,
if Croatia win the World Cup they’re going to win the World Cup, but if they don’t win the World Cup someone else will win the World Cup. If Croatia don’t win the World Cup, I’ll tell you who that someone else is after the World Cup.
The Mahdi -> means the guided one!
Within One Night | The God Almighty will change his character!
from a weak/average character to a strong character!!
Dajjal fills the world with oppression and injustice …
The Mahdi comes, He fills it with justice and peace
Unfortunately … Not for everyone – only for Pious and Scholars
because the majority of Muslims will fight against the Mahdi >>
When the Mahdi asks Jesus to lead the prayer, Jesus will say -> ” No | You Pray! ” ” You are the leader and honor from God Almighty to this ummah! ” ~ Jesus will then pray behind The Mahdi!!
The Mahdi will live and rule between 7 – 9 years | DIE |
Then -> Jesus will lead the Ummah against Dajjal! | live for 40 years
“The Mahdi -> means the guided one!
Within One Night | The God Almighty will change his character!”
Is that in the Koran?
And lol you used ! at the end of your comment, tell the people why?
Is the Mahdi going to be persecuting Mohammedans before his sudden change of character, maybe “Mahdi” will also be on the way to Damascus like Saul was lol!?
It’s in the Hadith not in the Quran
:: You have to know how it works::
We are being honest to describe our prophet Muhammad ﷺ
“We are being honest to describe our prophet Muhammad”
I don’t consider Mohammedans honest, when you say things like the Koran proves that the one no prophets prophesied about proves Mohammed’s prophethood you’re obviously lying. Because his “prophecies” that are not in the Koran (can you bring forth any of his prophecies in the Koran?), but have been made up by other conspirators, well after the Koran was put together, haven’t been fulfilled yet ya bozo.
Like the one where the real Mohammedans will fight against the Mahdi (modelled on Saul, who went on to become the Apostle St. Paul) for making himself a prophet when Mohammed is supposed to be the last person to make himself prophet.
how lack your knowledge is
and you just want to judge as you please!|
see this video –> you don’t know about Hadith?!
we will be happy for the shahada for those people…
but we get sad and upset ~ those people will against the Mahdi
which army are you gonna be in if you live at that time?
how lack your knowledge is
and you just want to judge as you please!|
see this video –> you don’t know about Hadith?!”
You don’t get it, I’m not expecting anyone after Jesus Christ, so why would I watch your videos? The Advent of Christ, then the second coming, that’s it.
The Mormon conspiracy calls your prophet a teacher, but no prophet, so what you say to me the Mormon conspiracy would say to you: “see…
how lack your knowledge is
and you just want to judge as you please!”
Would you watch Mormon videos, if not, why not?
Kova out raketa in??
Your wish can happen
Barca lost today. Real can limp in as champions now
There is no way luka gets balon with the way benzema is scoring so let’s hope he can get rested now and can have fresh legs
It still sounds like luka is a bit stubborn and wants to play a lot but I hope he will stay fresh for champions league and have a good summer to rest
Let’s hope budimir bags two against Real now!
I would think Euro2028 and World Cup 30 would be our next great hope for glory…considering the young studs we have they are all around 20 years of age?
The Second Coming of Jesus will glory us!O}_
[ Read -> The Islamic Jesus by Mustafa Akyol ]
Take the hint. You are not converting anyone here
I hope you’re right (but I fear the modern Croat stained with communism is a man with a very dull intelect), but @Dannyj called @LAknat his friend, now if the Catholic is taught by Jesus Christ the Messiah to “love your enemies,” and @LAknat is not @Dannyj’s enemy, then who are @Dannyj’s enemies? I’m sure we can all agree that a friend is not an enemy?
The only way @Dannyj can truly be @LAknat’s friend is if @Dannyj is a Mohammedan also, even @LAknat agrees with me on that, just like the Mohammedan agrees with the Catholic teaching on the Messiah Jesus Christ’s second coming.
Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
You don’t need to read about the second coming of God anointed above His fellows, Jesus Christ the Messiah, by reading a book written by a Mohammedan lol, Catholics already know about it ya stupid idiot.
Do you believe @Dannyj is your friend? You and I both know what avoiding answering that question means for you! Be bold, don’t go and soil yourself now lol!
Do you consider @Crnkovic’s Catholic mother a false Christian? I know your answer because I read your comment, I just want to hear you tell everyone else here because they don’t know what you said about @Crnkovic’s mother.
Seeing our youth succeed this well restores my faith in this team. I have no worries about the future for Croatia. It’s ridiculous when the western media refer to us as “old and washed”. I’m not predicting a quality result like in Russia but we certainly progress from the group. Modric & Perisic will be our only starters from four plus years ago. Perisic has slowed down in the scoring department and speed wise but no trouble for Luka. I believe last Euro’s Dalic was too disorganized, panicked and played the wrong starters. Hence our poor performance by conceding eight goals in four games. Our back line isn’t as strong in comparison to last World Cup. Gvardiol, Caleta-Car, Jurnaovic look like a B or B- back line at best. However, we are lacking a dependable right back and can Vrsaljko stay healthy and active is the key question. Grbic is still too inexperienced but I feel he’s our best choice. He’s having a decent first season with a team middle of the standings. Whatever happens…start the youth. As I’ve read and followed in the comment sections, rebuild. Sucic, Majer, Grbic, Sosa, Gvardiol, CC, Brekalo, and a few others on the under 21 team should make it. Cut players like Badelj, Petkovic, Vida, Lovren, etc. All slow and has they’re time. Our hiccups against Spain were due to inexperienced defence, poor goalkeeping, ball clearance and covering in open play.
I’m sure between juranovic and vrsaljko and even potentially stanisic we will be fine at rb
I think the only thing stopping this back line being better then Russia is experience
like thank you to pivaric and strinic but they ain’t sosa skill level
Gvardiol seems to be turning into a complete monster already
CC should be dependable enough and his long pass ability seems to be on point
I agree we may not make the semis but there is no reason we can’t catch fire and who knows
Both broz and kova are better now then russia which may turn into something big
We all realize kova may not be luka 2.0 but quietly he is becoming one of the top midfielders in Europe
And ask inter what it’s like to not have broz in the lineup
Kova didn’t really play in Russia…and he’ll never be better than prime Rakitić.
I think we lose a bit there with him starting, but Modrić and Brozović are the same as before (Broz is probably a bit better now actually).
But we do have Majer as a bit of a secret weapon that can be used as an in-game substitution for more offense.
Our backline should be better now though.
The largest gap is our striker position, but it might not be as big as we’re all worried about.
We maybe have more options at striker now
When kalinic was gone we had mandzo of course a legend and krama
But you never know how musa and simic can develop in a short time
Agreed, majer is my pick for most impact and still not on the world radar
Raketa gonna come back to help his boy luka
I think personally the keeping will be our Achilles cause I do feel we can find a way to score by committee
totally with you Danny J- our midfield is probably the best in the whole WC – it has to make up for goaltending which is probably at the bottom of the WC ranking- never seen Croatia going into WC and not have goalman in solid condition going back to 1998- I hope I’m wrong- Mid field 10, goalie 1 out 10
6 months is a long time in soccer- some of these kids will show some game in Qatar -why? Money!! They won’t get another shot like this to show their price and I’m sure guys like Majer, Sosa are ready to cash. I say we surprise- again.
Ancelotti needs to rest Real Modrić against Osasuna to have those popeye calves ready for Man City.
Also need Valverde in the middle with Modrić, along with Casemiro.
Kroos takes care of Osasuna and comes off the bench for Man City.
Rebić needs to be in the mix in June.
Things just seem to go from bad to worse for Nikola Vlasic. He finally gets the start, but he ends up barreling into Westwood and breaking his leg in the process. Luka Sucic should definitely get a spot in the WC roster instead of him.
Could still be a good depth guy for the squad this year but ya hard to deny the guys like majer brekalo sucic over him
Tho for sure none of these guys are in England….
Hopefully a speedy recovery but let’s face it not like it was the Dudu injury as far as importance to the repka
Poor Vlasic? Sure. Maybe lucky Vlasic. He was probably done for us (good), but this will probably buy him some grace (bad).
Vlasic was the one who broke Westwood’s leg. Not the other way around. He was crying and had to be consoled by his teammates.
Hard to deny sucic a spot
I always say how come we don’t have any teenage phenoms
Here we have him and gvardiol potentially
And yes I know gvardiol isn’t a teen anymore
Gvardiol, Sucic, Vidovic
Ya I forget about vidovic
I guess simic is right up there and only 18
Sure he will be up there with sucic next year
Got to appreciate the Austrians for developing our guys
play the kids and shock these Canadian press guys talking smack about Croatians as lucky, old and no defense- Croatia 9 Canada 0 and a brawl or two
Agreed. But we need Vida back there to provide experience and a sense of calm. We need at least one battle-hardened campaignor of the past back home to provide some stability. He is the one in my opinion
If we have any older defender you know it’s lovren
Especially if vrsaljko is on
They got their bromance
Rakitic with apparently a nice free kick
They are up 2-0 on Real
I would love rakitic on the field
What a super sub if he is willing to play a half as needed or if we get in card trouble
Luka with the assist, lol.
Duje pokes one in today.
Luka Sucic with another game winning goal today. Anyone have a link to the highlight?
There was a time we would go goalless for a couple weeks at a time
Seems like every week we have multiple guys on the score sheet
Nice to see
With the nba post season starting it’s time to recap what the Yugoslavian national team would look like and it’s probably at its closest to ever being able to steal a win from the usa. And for you homers, no drazen petrovic was not better than luka doncic
This team is very short on guards and surprisingly questionable in the 4 spot
Dude, It is 2022.
Let it (Yugoslavia) go, let it go
When I’ll rise like the break of dawn
Let it go, let it go
That perfect girl (Croatia/Slovenia) is gone
Here I stand in the light of day
Let the storm rage on
The cold never bothered me anyway (because I have the Adriatic Sea and you don’t).
Sretan Uskrs Svima.
May Christ be in your heart and liberate your Soul.
Could you imagine Ante Budimir and Rebic up top together to start.
That would be the power and presence that we need to free up our technicians in the middle.
Can we at least check it out in June?
Rebic’s best position is on the wing, where he can run with the ball, and use his pace to stretch out opposing defenses.
He’s not as technically gifted as Kramaric, to play up top with Budimir. Kramaric-Budimir is the better combination. The silky Kramaric playing off the tall strong Budimir could do some damage.
My dog is like Rebic he can run and run and bark for hours and then you give him a ball and he doesn’t know what the hell it is- too bad, he looks like a fun loving guy and is bloody strong – back to the dog pound for him and he’ s in the dog house with Dalic and the rest of HNS police.
I think most would love to have the right rebic back but can he humble himself and play his powerful style? Can he make it right with the team
Sounds like dalic left the ball in his court?
That was a powerful and well placed header
We keep saying we don’t need anything too fancy. A guy that can head and make space
Looks like budimir at this time is most experienced and in the right condition
But again how we do line up if both krama and budimir need to be on together?
Who gets sacrificed?
I think we all agree the 3-5-2 is probably not the right way for us currently
We need to see sosa and Perisic on that left side. I think it would give so much trouble to many teams we could face
Kovacic should probably be on the bubble…but it would never happen.
He’s apparently Modric’s heir.
If they do decide to pair Krama together with another striker, then we’ll probably bench Sosa and play Perisic out of position to allow for Kovacic to continue to start.
I don’t understand this hate for Kovacic. He doesn’t always absolutely mesh with Modric, but he is a great player and when they actually do mesh well it’s great. Kovacic is going to be the main ball dominant playmaker when Modric is gone. Majer and Brozovic will likely be the two others to start most often.
As for right now, I think a good option would be to follow what was done in the World Cup in 2018 and use Modric in the more advanced role, Kovacic as the box to box, and Brozovic as the defensive mid against the better teams and then either bench Kovacic or Brozovic against the weaker sides to bring on an attacking midfielder such as Majer or Pasalic.
Ummm. No. Will not work
Budimir header. The play by play commentator really liked it.
Great goal, Budimir being guarded by two players no less, yet still manages to pull of a perfectly placed looping header into the far corner!
Great points fellas however we have a coach who tries to put a square into a triangle hole
Striker problem? What striker problem??
Ante Budimir scores his 6th goal in La Liga, considering he only played 1,300min this is a respectable haul. The beginning of his season was plagued with injury and Covid. Now he seems to finally get into form.
Musa has emerged in the Portuguese league. Tall, strong, great in the air, and a good finisher. This guy plays as the target man for his team and wins so many headers. If you have guys a like Sosa, Perisic, Modric serving him balls in the air, he’ll do some damage.
Kramaric great in between the lines, I do think he needs to play off someone, and can’t really be the lone striker. It doesn’t suit him, he likes to drop back and pick up the ball.
Roko Simic, tearing up the field in Austria. Hopefully he goes to the senior squad for the start of the next season.
I guess it’s finding the fit
Besides a proper bonafide keeper we have tools
Got to put the right pieces in the right holes
Fear no one. We have experience and skill with mix of youth and swagger
Maybe we can learn to play as a favourite. We own the under dog role, if we can play like we truly belong at the top then many will truly fear us
Ante Budimir with a beast mode header!
Bogey with 20 pts at Dallas for Utah Jazz.
Rebić sighting yesterday.
We have a guy regularly scoring in Spain being the teams most expensive transfer
We have a young guy bossing Portugal
We have another young buck destroying Austrian second league
We have hoffenheims all time leading scorer
Surely something can and will work