Croatia coach: Everything was as we expected

Тренер сборной Хорватии: Все прошло так, как мы и предполагали

Zlatko Dalic

Zlatko Dalic commented on his team’s victory over Ukraine.

Head coach of Croatia Zlatko Dalic after defeating the national team of Ukraine said that his team is well prepared for the match and studied the rival’s game.

“First of all, I would like to say thank you to my team for a great match. I was pleased with everything. Although we only made a small step on the road to the 2018 world Cup.

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The main task in the first half for us was to keep a clean. And in the second half we had to play more aggressive in attack. I am very grateful that the guys end up stuck to our plan for a meeting. I want to say that today the heroes were the whole team, not just Andrew Kramaric.

The Ukrainian team was not surprised by almost nothing. We were ready for the match. We have studied the playing style of the opponent. Everything was as we expected. Our team was initially ready to active actions of the opponent on the flanks. We knew opportunities not only Markosa, but Linnets. My players did everything right,” said Dalic at a press conference after the game.

Earlier it was reported that Ukraine lost to Croatia and won’t go to the world Cup in Russia.

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