The Croatian national team secured direct qualification to the 2024 European Championship in Germany with a narrow victory over Armenia in Zagreb. The atmosphere in the stadium was electric as 20,000 fans created a fantastic atmosphere, and the players were thrilled to play in their home city after a long absence. Although the eastern stand was missing, the kids certainly enjoyed themselves.
Captain Luka Modrić expressed his joy at qualifying for the Euro and said they deserved it, despite complications in the penultimate cycle. He also emphasized the importance of securing the second goal to close the game and discussed the fear of not knowing the result of the second game. Modrić also highlighted that there are still things that need to be corrected by the national team if they want to play an important role in the tournament.
Modrić praised the performances of players like Pašalić, Budimir, and Majer, saying they played well and did an excellent job. He also expressed his hope for the return of players like Mateo and Perja to further improve the team’s performance before the Euros. Overall, Modrić is optimistic about Croatia’s chances of success at next year’s tournament and believes that with hard work and dedication, they can make it all the way to glory.