Because this generation of Croats is nothing but successful.
There are many cases of selections that fail to combine their pieces, although they are prominent in their clubs. Luckily, this is not the case here.
Croatia has managed to engage players and shows a high level on the court.
As high as the level of their summoned, yes.
Dominance, goals, dynamics, associations, automatisms, and safety are some of the characteristics that have been seen in the selection of Zlatko Dalić.
If you do not believe me, you can ask Argentina.
3-0 and a blow of authority. All very nice, but …
What is the recipe for Croatian football?
New roles, new results.
This is the same generation that participated in Euro 2016, but the style of play is completely different. Now it is more attractive and, the primordial, more effective.
And no, it’s not just the arrival of Dalić on the bench. Although it does influence.
The recipe for success has been nothing more than the new roles of Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric; the two sides of the national team, but now in a more strategic position.
Thanks, Barcelona. Thanks, Real Madrid.
The arrival of the Brazilians Paulinho and Coutinho to Barça meant that Rakitic had to adopt new roles to survive.
This season was more delayed and, therefore, more defensive. Paulinho is not more technical than him, but he offers more arrival. And like everything Messi does …
Also, Zidane proved the opposite with Modric.
On several occasions, the Croatian played as a “10” flyer, as indicated by his shirt.
Beyond a great start, for me, one of the best in the world, Luka’s vision and intelligence can have a great fit just behind the strikers.
Croatia, like a sponge, absorbed both approaches and devised its own scheme.
Although it seems impossible to join both players with Kovacic (the Croatian dream), a balance was found in the middle of the field.
This is no longer a Lampard – Gerrard forced … Although in this case also emerges as Brozovic.
The vital thing is that …
One is still motor, brain, and captain, but with freedom.
And who holds a free man?