‘We are ready for Messi … Croatia has same DNA as Real Madrid. We never give up,’ says Luka Modric1 min read
“I can’t anticipate Argentina. Messi is their finest, it is going to be tough in opposition to him, however we’re prepared. We need to play the most effective match of our lives, I hope for the ultimate,’ Modric instructed Spain’s El Chiringuito de Jugones tv.
“The Croatian national team has the same DNA as Real Madrid. It always goes to the end and never gives up,” Modric stated.
A Modric visible has already gone viral, with the Spanish newspaper AS even saying his gesture “should be taught in all football schools”. What did Modric do?
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When Brazil misplaced to Croatia within the semi-finals, Rodrygo, who missed a penalty was inconsolable. Even as Neymar tried to console him, enter Croatia’s captain Luka Modric.
A team-mate of Rodyrgo at Real Madrid, he hugged Rodrygo, cupped his face and whispered one thing into his ears.
“You’re stronger than this! Everyone falls sometimes, everyone fails, you’ll come back even stronger! I love you, I love you son,” Luka instructed Rodrygo, he would share later.
Later Modric instructed the reporters: “I am sure he will gain more experience and strength to continue. He will get stronger with all this. It can happen to anyone. We must congratulate Rodryg for having the strength and mentality to take and shoot penalties. Everyone can make mistakes. I encouraged him. I get on very well with him, and it’s a shame that he was the one who didn’t score.”