As far as his international career is concerned, Croatia’s loss may spell the end for Luka Modric. In his post-loss remarks, the midfielder discussed the match, the referee, and possibly his retirement.
Luka Modric Retirement Plan
Modric discussed his impending retirement. But his lack of awareness suggests that now is not the time to discuss his professional background. “I have no idea; we’ll see. Now is not the time to discuss this. Now we have to win the bronze,” he remarked.
Croatia Defeat against Argentina
Tuesday’s matchup between the Vatreni and Argentina in the round of 16 ended in a crushing 3-0 loss for the Vatreni (December 13). Lionel Messi’s penalty and a brace from Julian Alvarez defeated the 2018 World Cup champions, despite Modric’s best efforts,.
The current FIFA World Cup appeared to be the five-time UEFA Champions League champion’s last match wearing a Croatia jersey, according to many supporters. However, Luka Modric has resisted calling it quits on his international career.
The Wizard Congratulates Argentina and hopes the best for Lionel Messi
We are disappointed because we expected to be in another final but that did not happen. Argentina deserves our congratulations.
“I want to congratulate Argentina and not detract from their accomplishments. They merit a spot in the championship. But that first penalty—which wasn’t really a penalty—ruined us.
“Hopefully (Messi) wins this World Cup, he is the best player in history and he deserves it,” Modric continued, “because he is the best player in history.”
Luka Modric Statement on Referee
I don’t believe that penalty was given; he exclaimed. He shoots, and as a result, he will unavoidably collide with our goalie, thus there is no foul on the penalty. It is obvious that it significantly altered the game.
Modric, who also admitted that he had previously encountered unfavorable officials, openly criticized Daniele Orsato.
“Normally, I don’t discuss referees, but now it’s impossible to avoid doing so. One of the worst people I know is [Orsato], and I’m not just talking about today. I’ve met him previously and never had a positive experience with him. He is a catastrophe, he declared.
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