Modric: a lot of respect for the Ukrainian national team, she’s our main rival in the group

Модрич: Очень уважаем сборную Украины, она - наш главный соперник в группе

The Croatia midfielder Luka Modric

Croatian midfielder Luka Modric has shared his opinion about upcoming match against Ukraine.

The Croatia midfielder Luka Modric said that Ukraine is the main rival Croatia in the qualifiers for the 2018 world Cup.

“We are really looking forward to the game against Ukraine. And fan support is particularly important for us. We believe that the fans will be with us in difficult times. Favorit? We respect the national team of Ukraine, they have a very strong team. They are our main rivals in the group,” said the midfielder of real Madrid’s pre-match press conference.

“I hope that tomorrow will be able to demonstrate their best football. However, our game is a team game. No one plays for himself. The result depends on teamwork”.

“I’ve played against Ukraine. Our team played well, but failed to achieve a positive result. I hope tomorrow it will work.”

“Shevchenko, by far, is the main star of the team. He is the best striker in the history of Ukraine. Now he is doing a good job on the post of coach of the national team.”

Recall, the meeting between Croatia and Ukraine will be held on Friday, March 24, at 21:45 Kyiv time.

On our website you can find out where to watch the match Croatia – Ukraine, as well as statistics of meetings between the teams. In addition, available forecast and the bookmakers on the match of the qualifying cycle for the 2018 world Cup.

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